Eclipse and Re-Emergence of the Communist Movement

A book by Francois Martin and Jean Barrot (AKA Giles Dauve), quite influential since the 1970s in the English-speaking world of radical theory. A restatement of communist revolution as self-organised class struggle – that abolishes markets, states and classes.

Original edition published by Black and Red, Detroit 1974.
Revised edition published by Antagonism Press, London 1997, containing a new foreword and lacking the ‘Open Letter to the Conference of Revolutionary Groups’ and the ‘Letter on the Use of Violence’. The appendix below, ‘Note on Pannekoek and Bordiga’, is a re-working of the original appendix, ‘Notes on Trotsky, Pannekoek and Bordiga‘.