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In this controversial text, Sorel, a noted revolutionary, voices his belief in class warfare as a means of effecting lasting social change. His searching inquiry extends to the functions of violence, the sources of political power, the weapons of revolution, and the role of myths in converting and motivating people.

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In a work first published as a series of articles in Mouvement Socialiste from January to June of 1908, revolutionary socialist syndicalist Sorel (1847-1922) considers a range of questions concerning the causes and justifications of political violence. He discusses the use of violence and force by revolutionary movements by revolutionary movements and the state, examines the violence of economic and political strikes, and constructs an ethics of violence. Rejecting bourgeois moral condemnations of proletarian violence, the work as a whole is a call for uncompromising class war and the socialist overthrow of capitalism. This is a paperbound edition of a work first published in 1950.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486437071
Translator:
Hulme, T. E.; Roth, J.
Translator:
Hulme, T. E.
Translator:
Roth, J.
Translator:
Hulme, T. E.
Translator:
Hulme, T. E.; Roth, J.
Author:
George, S.
Author:
Roth, J.
Author:
Sorel
Author:
Hulme, T. E.
Author:
Sorel, Georges
Author:
Shils, Edward A.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Violence
Subject:
Social conflict
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science
Publication Date:
20041231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.07 lb

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