The Revenge of History

The Revenge of History : Marxism and the East European Revolutions

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In this book, Callinicos argues against the idea that the East European revolutions of 1989 mark the death of socialism. In an attempt to vindicate the classical Marxist traditions he states that socialism in this form can only come from below, through the self-activity of the working class. He goes on to suggest that the collapse of Stalinism at the end of the 1980s was only one aspect of what now appears a world-wide tradition from nationally organized to globally integrated capitalism. In his view, the moment of socialism has yet to be reached.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 180 pages
  • 152 x 229mm | 398g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0745608477
  • 9780745608471

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The end of socialism?; the Ancien Regime and the revolution; the triumph of the West?; beyond the market.
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