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War and Revolution: Rethinking the Twentieth Century

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by Domenico Losurdo
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War and Revolution: Rethinking the Twentieth Century by Domenico Losurdo

War and Revolution identifies and takes to task a reactionary trend among contemporary historians, one that's grown increasingly apparent in recent years. It's a revisionist tendency discernible in the work of authors such as Ernst Nolte, who traces the impetus behind the Holocaust to the excesses of the Russian Revolution; or Fran?ois Furet, who links the Stalinist purges to an "illness" originating with the French Revolution.

The intention of these revisionists is to eradicate the revolutionary tradition. Their true motives have little to do with the quest for a greater understanding of the past, but lie in the climate of the present day and the ideological needs of the political classes, as is most clearly seen now in the work of the Anglophone imperial revivalists Paul Johnson and Niall Ferguson.

In this vigorous riposte to those who would denigrate the history of emancipatory struggle, Losurdo captivates the reader with a tour de force account of modern revolt, providing a new perspective on the English, American, French and twentieth-century revolutions.

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Pages: 256
Size: 729 KB
Publisher: Verso
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781781686171 (DRM-EPUB)

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