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AuthorLefort, Claude
TitleComplications : Communism and the dilemmas of democracy / Claude Lefort ; translated by Julian with a foreword by Dick Howard
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, 2007
Descript x, 237p. ; 24 cm


Wisdom of the historian. -- Critique of "Couch liberalism" -- Autopsy of an illusion. -- Marx's false paternity. -- The idea of revolution and the revolutionary phenomenon. -- The Jacobin phantom. -- A liberal matrix for the dictatorship of the proletariat? -- Democracy and totalitarianism. -- The myth of the Soviet Union in the West. -- The French Communist Party after World Wae II. -- Utopia and tragedy. -- The political and the social. -- An intentional movement. -- The party above all. -- Disincorporation and reincorporation of power. -- Hannah Arendt on the law of movement and ideology. -- The perversion of the law. -- The fabrication of the social. -- Voluntary servitude. -- Impossible reform. -- Planning and social division. -- Psychologism and moralism at fault. -- Communism and the constitution o the world-space.


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