Daniel Guerin

Introduction by Noam Chomsky


Aakar Books, New Delhi, 2010

166 pages

Price INR 225.00
Book Club Price INR 169.00

One of the ablest leaders and writers of the French New Left describes the two realms of 'anarchism' – its intellectual substance, and its actual practice through the Bolshevik Revolution, the Spanish Civil War, the Italian Factory Councils, and finally the role in workers' self-management in Yugoslavia and Algeria. One sees in 'anarchism' a close kinship to libertarianism of the right, with its horror of state bureaucracy and hostility towards bourgeois (liberal) democracy. Noam Chomsky, perhaps Guerin's American political counterpart, has written a concise and effective introduction which will add to the book's campus appeal. An important contemporary definition of New Left aims and their possible direction in the future.

Daniel Guerin

Daniel Guerin (1904-88) was a French anarchist and author.

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, logician, social critic, and political activist. Sometimes described as "the father of modern linguistics", Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy, and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He has spent more than half a century at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he is Institute Professor Emeritus, and is the author of over 100 books on topics such as linguistics, war, politics, and mass media. Ideologically, he aligns with anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian socialism.