Terrorism and Communism: A Reply to Karl Kautsky

Author(s): Leon Trotsky and Slavoj Zizek


Description: Written in the white heat of revolutionary Russia's Civil War, Trotsky's Terrorism and Communism is one of the most potent defenses of revolutionary dictatorship. In his provocative commentary to this new edition the philosopher Slavoj Zizek argues that Trotsky's attack on the illusions of liberal democracy has a vital relevance today.




Author Biography: Slavoj Zizek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His books include Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, In Defense of Lost Causes, four volumes of the Essential Zizek, and many more.

Promotional Information: Classic revolutionary writings set ablaze by today's radical writers. This essential series features classic texts by key figures who took centre stage during a period of insurrection. Each book is introduced by a major contemporary radical writer who shows how these incendiary words still have the power to inspire, to provoke and maybe to ignite new revolutions. The first three in the series are introduced by the famed Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek.


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General Fields

  • : 9781786633439
  • : Verso Books
  • : Verso Books
  • : August 2017
  • : December 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Leon Trotsky and Slavoj Zizek
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 335.430947
  • : 2017024959