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Complications Communism and the Dilemmas of Democracy

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ISBN-10: 0231133006

ISBN-13: 9780231133005

Edition: 2007

Authors: Claude Lefort, Julian Bourg, Dick Howard

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Claude Lefort challenges the belief that the death of communism was a victory for liberal democracy and provides a new understanding of the rise and fall of the Soviet Union and the communist phenomenon.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 6/5/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Translator's Introduction
Author's Introduction
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 War 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 of the World-Space