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Obsolete Communism
The Left-Wing Alternative

Cohn-Bendit, Daniel; Cohn-Bendit, Gabriel
Publisher:  Penguin, London, United Kingdom
Year Published:  1969   First Published:  1968
Pages:  256pp  
Dewey:  944.083
Resource Type:  Book

An account of the May 1968 uprising in Paris, positing a left radical alternative to the encrusted beliefs of the old left and the right. A comment on power, on bureaucracy, and on the paths to liberation.


Table of Contents


Part I. The Strategy and Nature of the Revolutionary Movement
i) The Student Revolt
ii) The Workers

Part II. The Strategy of the State
i) Introduction
ii) The State and the University
iii) The Authority of the State and the Vulnerability of Society
iv) The Gaullist Phenomenon

Part III. Stalinist Bureaucracy and the Class Struggle in France
i) Introduction
ii) The French Communist Party and the CGT During May and June
iii) The Nature of the Communist Bureaucracy

Part IV. The Strategy and Nature of Bolshevism
i) Introduction
ii) The Role of the Bolshevik Party During the Russian Revolution
iii) The Makhno Movement and Opposition within the Party
iv) Kronstadt

Part V. By Way of Conclusion


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