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Adversaries on the Left: Revolutionary Rhetoric and Reformist Realities

Jack Hayward

in Fragmented France

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780199216314
Published online May 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191712265 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216314.003.0011
 Adversaries on the Left: Revolutionary Rhetoric and Reformist Realities

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Weak party and trade union organizations have been fragmented by fascination with revolutionary rhetoric despite recourse in practice to reformism. Following a contrast between anarchist outsiders and Radical insiders, the vicissitudes of partisan French socialism are recounted. The secular decline of the sectarian Communist Party has coincided with the collapse of Marxism's ideological hegemony.

Keywords: anarchism; revolution; reformism; Radicals; Marxism; socialism; Communist Party

Chapter.  15369 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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