For A Libertarian Communism

by Daniel Guerin
For A Libertarian Communism
  • ISBN-13: 9781629633268
  • Author(s): Daniel Guerin
  • Editor(s): David Berry
  • Subject: Politics & government
  • Publisher: Pm Press
  • Imprint: Pm Press E Books
  • Publication Date: 01-11-2017
  • Format: Electronic book text

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In his foreword to an earlier collection of essays on libertarian communism, Daniel Guerin addressed himself to younger people 'alienated from ideologies and 'isms' shorn of any meaning by an earlier generation' and particularly from 'socialism, which has so often been betrayed by those who claimed to speak in its name, and which now provokes an understandable skepticism.' In this collection of essays, written between the 1950s and 1980s and published here for the first time in English, Guerin not only provides a critique of the socialist and communist parties of his day, he analyses some of the most fundamental and pressing questions with which all radicals must engage. He does this by revisiting and attempting to draw lessons from the history of the revolutionary movement from the French Revolution, through the conflicts between anarchists and Marxists in the International Workingmen's Association and the Russian and Spanish revolutions, to the social revolution of 1968. These ar
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In his foreword to an earlier collection of essays on libertarian communism, Daniel Guerin addressed himself to younger people 'alienated from ideologies and 'isms' shorn of any meaning by an earlier generation' and particularly from 'socialism, which has so often been betrayed by those who claimed to speak in its name, and which now provokes an understandable skepticism.' In this collection of essays, written between the 1950s and 1980s and published here for the first time in English, Guerin not only provides a critique of the socialist and communist parties of his day, he analyses some of the most fundamental and pressing questions with which all radicals must engage. He does this by revisiting and attempting to draw lessons from the history of the revolutionary movement from the French Revolution, through the conflicts between anarchists and Marxists in the International Workingmen's Association and the Russian and Spanish revolutions, to the social revolution of 1968. These ar

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