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French Communism and local power

Martin Schain

French Communism and local power

urban politics and political change

by Martin Schain

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • France.
    • Subjects:
    • Communism -- France.,
    • Municipal government -- France.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographies and index.

      StatementMartin A. Schain.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHX269 .S3 1985
      The Physical Object
      Pagination147 p. ;
      Number of Pages147
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3794626M
      ISBN 100312304455
      LC Control Number81084035

      The French Revolution did not directly produce the 19th century ideologies known as socialism or communism. But the Revolution did provide an intellectual and social environment in which these ideologies, and their spokesmen, could flourish. Introduction Despite the fact that Louis Althusser is a prominent representative of a distinct political trend in the French Communist Party, his writings have been de-bated outside France as though they were politically unimportant — the province of academic philosophers.

      Communism (from Latin communis, "common, universal") is a philosophical, social, political, economic ideology and movement whose ultimate goal is the establishment of a communist society, namely a socioeconomic order structured upon the ideas of common ownership of the means of production and the absence of social classes, money and the state.. Communism includes a variety of schools of. The Black Book of Communism begins to show us that totalitarianism is totalitarianism, whether we call it fascist, Communist or some other name. Totalitarianism's central feature is a state that desires total control and assumes the right to impose that control at any cost.

        The Communist Manifesto stands as one of the world's most powerful and influential political tracts of all time. Advocating the common ownership of capital and the means of production, Communism seeks to remedy the exploitation and class divisions that underpin Capitalism. Written in 4/4(1). USSR strayed from communism, say Economics professors. French and Japanese troops onto Russian soil. Faced with the responsibilities of governing and preserving their power, the Soviet leaders found it easier simply to declare the revolution a success. they devote an entire section of their book to defining communism and socialism.


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Macmillan. $ It is well known that the French are among the most intellectual nations of the world—perhaps, even, the most intellectual—and that France is the Western country where Communism has been strongest and most vocal during the last half-century. In practice as well as principle, it shares many of the characteristics of the French Revolution.

Conor Cruise O’Brien’s First in Peace offers many insights into the philosophy behind the French Revolution. O’Brien does not make the comparison between the French revolutionary philosophy and communism in his book.

He focuses instead on the historical record and the motivations behind what the French. This book is about Frank. Frank had a problem: he hated his country. What did he do. He became a member of the Communist Party of the USA (#), where people who hated America found a other people they could party with.

Frank Marshall Davis was an African-American born in Kansas in /5(). A Hundred Suns is a probing story of avarice, power, revenge and colonial politics set in French Indochina in the s.

Jessie Lesage and her husband, heir to the Michelin business empire, Victor Michelin Lesage, arrive in Vietnam amidst a global recession to manage the Michelin rubber plantations and grow their fortune/5. The only mass movement of the left in Britain in the s was the Labour party, and so Hobsbawm shunned the Communists and volunteered to help Labour in the local elections.

In France, the Communist Party was founded in by revolting members of its socialist party, then called the French Section of the Workers’ International (Section Française de l’Internationale Ouvrière, SFIO).

Their new party initially did fairly poorly, only one of the numerous parties out there. The French Communist Party is a communist party in France. Although its electoral support has declined in recent decades, the PCF retains a strong influence in French politics, especially at the local level.

Inthe PCF claimedmembers includ who have paid their membership fees. This would make it the third largest party in France in terms of membership after The Colors: Red. Once it lost the Communist Party (PCF) as the mediating force to represent its grievances, the French working class fulfilled Herbert Marcuse’s warning that “The immediate expression of the opinion and will of the workers, farmers, neighbors—in brief, the people—is not, per se, progressive and a force of social change: it may be the opposite.” The PCF understood this latent.

In the wake of the s, a group of French philosophers created what soon became the most powerful ideological weapon for Marxism and communism in the American academic community.

Today, many confuse or overlap "marxism" "communism" "bolshevism" "maoism" etc, and this book very simply breaks down the progression of these schools of thought and how they are related.

It also very seamlessly paces the political history into the general history of how communist-countries developed over the past by: The French Communist Party (French: Parti Communiste Français; abbreviated PCF) has been a part of the political scene in France sincepeaking in strength around the end of World War II.

It originated when a majority of members resigned from the socialist French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO) party to set up the French Section of the Communist International (SFIC).

The Politically Incorrect Truth About the French Revolution Part II - Duration: Mad Monarch views. Books shelved as communism: Animal Farm by George Orwell, The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzh.

French Communist Party, French Parti Communiste Français (PCF), French political party that espouses a communist ideology and has joined coalition governments with the French Socialist Party. Founded in by the left wing of the French Socialist Party and affiliated with the Soviet-run Communist International.

Start studying Enlightenment, Capitalism and Communism and French Revolution. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Inthe French branch of the First International launched the first communist revolution: the rise to power of the Paris Commune.

Communism’s Debut in Paris. Vanguard of the Revolution is a sweeping history of one of the most significant political institutions of the modern world. The communist party was a revolutionary idea long before its supporters came to power. In this book, A. James McAdams argues that the rise and fall of communism can be understood only by taking into account the origins and evolution of this compelling idea.

The Communists Take Power in China Post-War Stalinism and the Break with Yugoslavia Maps vii viii x. ix the rise and fall of communism. Glossary and Abbreviations Agitprop – Agitation and Propaganda ANC – African National Congress French Communist Party PCI – Italian Communist Party PDPA – People’s Democratic Party.

Base and superstructure are two linked theoretical concepts developed by Karl Marx, one of sociology's founders. Base refers to the production forces, or the materials and resources, that generate the goods society needs.

Superstructure describes all other aspects of society.According to communist writers and thinkers, the goal of communism is to create a stateless, classless society. Communist thinkers believe this can happen if the people take away the power of the bourgeoisie (the ruling class, who own the means of production) and establish worker control of the means of production.

Communism is not anti-individualist.