Zolojind Related Posts Martin Breaugh et al. Devin Zane Shaw Douglas College. Quotations When a man has filled his mouth so full of food that for this reason he cannot eat and it must end with his dying of abensoir, does giving food to him consist in stuffing his mouth even more or, instead, in taking a little away so that he can eat? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Democratic praxis is defined in opposition to the state: True democracy does not entail the political and economic power ofthe state, but it does not dream of a post-political societyeither.
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Marx and the Machiavellian moment Cambridge in Parallax, , The published version may contain minor changes of style and format. Miguel Abensour, Democracy Against the State. Marx and the Machiavellian moment, trans. These include the critique of official Marxism, the Hungarian revolution of , and a renewed appreciation of the early Marx. Lefort, as a once prominent member of the Socialisme ou Barbarie group, was another veteran of that milieu, and is a key interlocutor for Abensour in the present work.
Abensour follows Maximilien Rubel in excavating an anti-state Marx who, emerging from his engagement with Hegel, never disappears entirely but who is most clearly visible in the wake of the Paris Commune of Abensour may have been wary of perennial leftist controversies, which could explain why he omits the Kronstadt sailors of and the anarchist workers of Barcelona in May as further examples of insurgent democracy.
To the extent that this movement can be summed up, however, it is in its protest at social inequality, its practical demonstration of the enervating statism of parliamentary democracy and the energizing potential of its insurgent counterpoint.
For him it was not a question of lamenting the passing of opportunities opened up by insurgent democracy, but of noting its irrepressible tendency to re-pose the question of emancipation. Danny Evans University of Leeds smldev leeds.
Democracy Against the State: Marx and the Machiavellian Movement
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