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The Marxism of Che Guevara: Philosophy, Economics, Revolutionary Warfare
     

The Marxism of Che Guevara: Philosophy, Economics, Revolutionary Warfare

by Michael Lowy, Peter McLaren (Foreword by)
 

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In this seminal exploration of Che Guevara's contributions to Marxist thinking, Michael Lowy traces Che's ideas about Marxism as they relate to both Latin America and to more general philosophical, political, and economic issues. Now revised and updated, this edition includes a chapter on Guevara's search for a new paradigm of socialism and a substantive foreword by

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In this seminal exploration of Che Guevara's contributions to Marxist thinking, Michael Lowy traces Che's ideas about Marxism as they relate to both Latin America and to more general philosophical, political, and economic issues. Now revised and updated, this edition includes a chapter on Guevara's search for a new paradigm of socialism and a substantive foreword by Peter McLaren on Che's continued relevance today. This book eloquently captures his views on humanity, his contributions to the theory of revolutionary warfare, and his ideas about society's transition to socialism, offering a cohesive, nuanced introduction to the range of Guevara's thought.

About the Author:
Michael Lowy is research director emeritus in sociology at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and guest lecturer at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

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Telos
Praise for the first edition
Michael Lowy's brief but penetrating book takes Che Guevara not as a romantic adventurer but as a serious revolutionary militant; as a Marxist who sought to develop an anti-dogmatic body of Marxist theory that would transcend both reformism and Stalinism and return Cuban Marxism 'back to the living sources of revolutionary communism.'
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Praise for the first edition
This short study of the ideology of Che Guevara is an excellent companion to the many anthologies of his life and work.... The book gives one a clear understanding of the relationship of Guevara's thought to traditional Russian and Marxist philosophy. This work should prove useful to anyone interested in either contemporary Marxist thought or the Cuban Revolution.
October 2008 Science & Society
[The Marxism of Che Guevara] would make an excellent classroom tool for anyone teaching about Latin America or revolution.
Science & Society
[The Marxism of Che Guevara] would make an excellent classroom tool for anyone teaching about Latin America or revolution.
Carleton Beals
A foreign correspondent interviewing Che Guevara shortly after the revolution had taken over Havana asked him if he was a Marxist. Sensing the covert malevolence of the query, Guevara replied, 'I don't know enough to be a Marxist.' This book proves that he has remedied that. He might be called a creative Marxist rather than a rigid follower or one who seeks quotations merely to further his own dogmatism. It provides us with the picture of a great, flexible, and searching mind. This book helps us to realize more fully the great loss the world sustained by the CIA and Pentagon murder of a noble and brave revolutionist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742539020
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/16/2007
Series:
Critical Currents in Latin American Perspective Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
5.83(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Löwy is research director emeritus in sociology at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and guest lecturer at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. His many publications include The War of Gods: Religion and Politics in Latin America.

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