Synopses & Reviews
Georges Sorel's Reflections on Violence (1908) remains a controversial text to this day. It unashamedly advocates the use of violence as a means of putting an end to the corrupt politics of bourgeois democracy and of bringing down capitalism. It is both dangerous and fascinating, of enduring importance and interest to all those concerned about the nature of modern politics. This new student edition of Sorel's classic text is accompanied by notes, chronology, and bibliography, as well as a concise introduction to the context and content of this work.
A CTPT rendition of a controversial and important text.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Reflections on Violence: Introduction; Part I. Class Struggle and Violence: Part II. The Decadence of the Bourgeoisie and Violence: Part III. Prejudices Against Violence: Part IV. The Proletarian Strike: Part V. The Political General Strike: Part VI. The Ethics of Violence: Part VII. The Ethics of the Producers: Appendix I: Unity and multiplicity; Appendix II: Apology for violence; Appendix III: In defence of Lenin.