Auguste Blanqui and the Politics of Popular Empowerment (Hardback)Philippe Le Goff (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 556 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Karl Marx had much admiration for Auguste Blanqui, whose name he considered as synonymous with revolutionary socialism, and Walter Benjamin celebrated his unique voice of bronze. The remarkable and path-breaking essay by Philippe Le Goff explains why it is so important to reconsider this forgotten figure of the revolutionary tradition, whose contribution to socialist political theory and to an anti-positivist conception of history is still very much relevant. -- Michael Lowy, Emeritus research director, Centre National de la recherche Scientifique, France and author of Young Marx's Theory of Revolution
Is there a future for radical politics? There is no better way to address this question than by revisiting Auguste Blanqui's thought. This exciting and scholarly study reappraises Blanqui's ideas by attending carefully to his arguments on the priority of political action and the ideals of radical democracy and equality. -- Gary Browning, Professor of Politics, Oxford Brookes University, UK
When it comes to revolutionaries asking the right questions today, there is great value in returning to Blanqui. And Philippe Le Goff's work is a welcome guide to this remarkable figure. * Marx & Philosophy Review of Books *
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