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Complications: communism and the dilemmas of democracy

Author: Lefort, Claude ; Bourg, Julien, translation Series: Columbia studies in political thought political history Publisher: Columbia University Press, 2007.Edition: Translated ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 237 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780231133005Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Complications Communism and the Dilemmas of Democracy Contents Foreword by Dick Howard vii Acknowledgments xi Translator's Introduction by Julian Bourg 1 Author's Introduction 21 1. Wisdom of the Historian 29 2. Critique of "Couch Liberalism" 32 3. Autopsy of an Illusion 39 4. Marx's False Paternity 46 5. The Idea of Revolution and the Revolutionary Phenomenon 49 6. The Jacobin Phantom 60 7. A Liberal Matrix for the Dictatorship of the Proletariat? 66 8. Democracy and Totalitarianism 76 9. The Myth of the Soviet Union in the West 90 10. The French Communist Party After World War II 98 11. Utopia and Tragedy 109 12. The Political and the Social 113 13. An Intentional Movement 124 14. The Party Above All 137 15. Disincorporation and Reincorporation of Power 139 16. Hannah Arendt on the Law of Movement and Ideology 146 17. The Perversion of the Law 158 18. The Fabrication of the Social 166 19. Voluntary Servitude 168 20. Impossible Reform 172 21. Planning and Social Division 175 22. Psychologism and Moralism at Fault 181 23. Communism and the Constitution of the World-Space 185 Notes 191 Index 225

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