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‘.
- Preface to the Japanese edition of No.1 and No. 2 of Le Mouvement Communiste
- Foreword to the 1974 Black & Red edition
- Foreword to the 1997 Antagonism Press edition
- 1. Capitalism and Communism
- 2. The Class Struggle and its Most Characteristic Aspects in Recent Years
- 3. Leninism and the Ultra-Left
- Appendix: Open letter to the conference of revolutionary groups to be held in Britain in May, 1973
- Appendix: Note on Pannekoek and Bordiga
- Appendix: Letter on the use of violence