The Left-wing Alternative

Author: Daniel Cohn-Bendit,Gabriel Cohn-Bendit

Publisher: A K PressDistribution

ISBN: 9781902593258

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

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Daniel Cohn-Bendit - aka Danny the Red - led demonstrations at the Sorbonne in Nanterre which led to disciplinary action by the university and questioning by the local police. The immediate result of this heavy-handed discipline was a huge increase in the size of the French student movement and the outbreak of rioting which brought France to the edge of revolution in May '68. Cohn-Bendit's book brings first hand reporting from the front lines of that struggle and brings an intimacy not available in other accounts. Essential reading for revolutionaries.
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Author: Benjamin Kohlmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317145658

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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Offering the first book-length consideration of Edward Upward (1903-2009), one of the major British left-wing writers, this collection positions his life and works in the changing artistic, social and political contexts of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Upward’s fiction and non-fiction, from the 1920s onwards, illustrate the thematic and formal richness of left-wing writing during the twentieth-century age of extremes. At the same time, Upward’s work shows the inherent tensions of a life committed at once to writing and to politics. The full range of Upward’s work and a wealth of unpublished materials are examined, including his early fantastic stories of the 1920s, his Marxist fiction of the 1930s, the extraordinary semi-autobiographical trilogy The Spiral Ascent and his formally and thematically innovative later stories. The essays collected here reevaluate Upward’s central place in twentieth-century British literary culture and assess his legacy for the twenty-first century.
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Anarchism is a socio-economic and political theory, but not an ideology

Author: Heinz Duthel

Publisher: neobooks

ISBN: 3742712349

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 964

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Discover Entdecke Decouvrir Anarchism I What is Anarchism? Anarchism is a political theory, which is skeptical of the justification of authority and power, especially political power. Anarchism is usually grounded in moral claims about the importance of individual liberty. Anarchists also offer a positive theory of human flourishing, based upon an ideal of non-coercive consensus building. Anarchism has inspired practical efforts at establishing utopian communities, radical and revolutionary political agendas, and various forms of direct action. This entry primarily describes “philosophical anarchism”: it focuses on anarchism as a theoretical idea and not as a form of political activism. While philosophical anarchism describes a skeptical theory of political legitimation, anarchism is also a concept that has been employed in philosophical and literary theory to describe a sort of anti- foundationalism. Philosophical anarchism can mean either a theory of political life that is skeptical of attempts to justify state authority or a philosophical theory that is skeptical of the attempt to assert firm foundations for knowledge. Anarchism in political philosophy maintains that there is no legitimate political or governmental authority. In political philosophy anarchy is an important topic for consideration—even for those who are not anarchists—as the a-political background condition against which various forms of political organization are arrayed, compared, and justified. Anarchy is often viewed by non-anarchists as the unhappy or unstable condition in which there is no legitimate authority. Anarchism as a philosophical idea is not necessarily connected to practical activism. There are political anarchists who take action in order to destroy what they see as illegitimate states. The popular imagination often views anarchists as bomb-throwing nihilists. But philosophical anarchism is a theoretical standpoint. In order to decide who (and whether) one should act upon anarchist insight, we require a further theory of political action, obligation, and obedience grounded in further ethical reflection. Simmons explains that philosophical anarchists “do not take the illegitimacy of states to entail a strong moral imperative to oppose or eliminate states” (Simmons 2001: 104). Some anarchists remain obedient to ruling authorities; others revolt or resist in various ways. The question of action depends upon a theory of what sort of political obligation follows from our philosophical, moral, political, religious, and aesthetic commitments. Bibliography Bakunin, Mikhail, 1873 [1990], Statism and Anarchy (Gosudarstvennost’ i anarkhii?a), Marshall S. Shatz (trans.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. –––, 1882/1908 [1910/1970], God and the State (Dieu et l’État), New York: Dover Publishing. Ben-Dor, Oren, 2000, Constitutional Limits and the Public Sphere: A Critical Study of Bentham’s Constitutionalism, Oxford: Hart Publishing. Bentham, Jeremy, 1843, “Anarchical Fallacies”, in The Works of Jeremy Bentham, Volume 2. Edinburgh: Tait. [Bentham 1843 available online]
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Author: Richard Swift

Publisher: New Internationalist

ISBN: 1780261713

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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A coherent imagining of what the alternatives look like, drawing on experiments of the past and imperatives of the present.
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Gewaltkur gegen die Alterskrankheit des Kommunismus

Author: Gabriel Cohn-Bendit,Daniel Cohn-Bendit

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Communism

Page: 277

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Politics, Psychoanalysis, and Religion in Times of Terror

Author: Bruno Bosteels

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844678474

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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This book assesses the untimely relevance of Marx and Freud for Latin America, thinkers alien to the region who became an inspiration to its beleaguered activists, intellectuals, writers and artists during times of political and cultural oppression. Bruno Bosteels presents ten case studies arguing that art and literature—the novel, poetry, theatre, film—more than any militant tract or theoretical essay, can give us a glimpse into Marxism and psychoanalysis, not so much as sciences of history or of the unconscious, respectively, but rather as two intricately related modes of understanding the formation of subjectivity.
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Art Against Authority

Author: Josh MacPhee,Erik Reuland

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 9781904859321

Category: Education

Page: 319

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Looks at the history of the depiction of anti-authoritarian social movements in art.
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Author: Alexander Berkman

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 9781904859086

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

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Explosive writing, reporting and rhetoric of Berkman, Emma Goldman, and others who attempted revolution in 1916-17.
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Rethinking France's Last Revolution

Author: J. Jackson,A. Milne,J. Williams

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230319564

Category: History

Page: 436

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The events of 1968 are often seen purely as a student revolution, but impacted on every aspect of French society – theatre, film, sexuality, race, the countryside, the factories. This volume explores the full diversity of this extraordinary upheaval, and shows how 1968 continues to reverberate in France today.
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zur Rekonstruktion der Marxschen Wissenschaftsauffassung und Theorie-Praxis Beziehung aufgrund einer Kritik der Marx-Rezeption von Georg Lukács, Karl Korsch, Theodor Adorno und Max Horkheimer

Author: Joseph G. Fracchia

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 428

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Divided Loyalties

Author: Peggy A. Phillips

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 168

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Will French mainstream political parties and republican institutions survive extreme religious and racist movements on the right and left? Phillips describes the background to the critical issues at the center of current debate.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anarchism

Page: N.A

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canada

Page: N.A

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essays from the ideological front

Author: Vladimir Viktorovich Bolʹshakov

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Government, Resistance to

Page: 325

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