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Description - The Revenge of History by Alex Callinicos

Callinicos's new book is a frontal assault on the widely accepted
idea that the East European revolutions of 1989 mark the death of
In an attempt to vindicate the classical Marxist tradition,
Callinicos argues that socialism in this tradition can only come
from below, through the self-activity of the working class.
Stalinism from this standpoint was a 'counter-revolution', erecting
at the end of the 1920s a state capitalist regime on the ruins of
the radically democratic socialism briefly achieved in October
1917. He further argues that the collapse of Stalinism at the end
of the 1980s was only one aspect of a world-wide transition from
nationally organized to globally integrated capitalism. The result
is likely to be greater economic and political instability. Against
this background socialism - in Marx's sense - is all the more
He concludes that the collapse of Stalinism should be less the
moment to abandon socialism than to resume unfinished business.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745608488
ISBN-10: 0745608485
Format: Paperback / softback
(227mm x 154mm x 13mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 14-Feb-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alex Callinicos

Alex Callinicos is Professor of Politics at the University of York.

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