Passion and Patience draws mainly on editorial essays written for the journal Science & Society between 1994 and 2014 by David Laibman, the editor of Science & Society and comprise Marxist inquiries into human nature, social evolution, labor, life capital and class, capitalism and socialism, reform revolution, language and culture.
David Laibman is Proffesor of Economics (Emeritus) at Brooklyn College and The Graduate School of the City University of New York. He has been the editor of Science & Society since 1990. He is the author of four previous books, and many articles in journals as diverse as The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Radical Political Economics, and International Critical Thought. Dr. Laibman has taught or lectured in Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Italy, Greece, China, Russia South Korea and Cuba. When he is not preoccupied with economic and social theory he leads another life as an acoustic finger-style guitarist. His interpretations and compositions in the style of classical ragtime have appeared on CDs and DVDs from Folkways/Smithsonian, Rounder and SGGW, (Stefan Grossman Guitar Workshop). He lives with his wife Marcia in Brooklyn, New York.