Slavoj Zizek Presents Leon Trotsky: Terrorism and Communism

Overview

Written in the white heat of revolutionary Russia’s Civil War, Trotsky’s Terrorism and Communism is one of the most potent defenses of revolutionary dictatorship. In his provocative commentary to this new edition the philosopher Slavoj Žižek argues that Trotsky’s attack on the illusions of liberal democracy has a vital relevance today.
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Overview

Written in the white heat of revolutionary Russia’s Civil War, Trotsky’s Terrorism and Communism is one of the most potent defenses of revolutionary dictatorship. In his provocative commentary to this new edition the philosopher Slavoj Žižek argues that Trotsky’s attack on the illusions of liberal democracy has a vital relevance today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844671786
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Publication date: 10/15/2007
  • Series: Revolutions Series
  • Pages: 183
  • Sales rank: 1,005,967
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.72 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His books include Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, In Defense of Lost Causes, four volumes of the Essential Žižek, and many more.
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Table of Contents


Foreword   Slavoj Zizek     vii
Selected Further Reading     xxxiii
Glossary of Names     xxxv
Chronology     li
Preface   H.N. Brailsford     3
Introduction     9
The Balance of Power     15
The Dictatorship of the Proletariat     23
Democracy     31
Terrorism     49
The Paris Commune and Soviet Russia     68
Marx and...Kautsky     88
The Working Class and its Soviet Policy     94
Problems of the Organization of Labour     121
Karl Kautsky, his School and his Book     165
In Place of an Epilogue     175
Notes     179
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