The Dialectics of Liberation

Description

The Congress of the Dialectics of Liberation, held in London in 1967, was a unique expression of the politics of modern dissent, in which existential psychiatrists, Marxist intellectuals, anarchists, and political leaders met to discuss the key social issues of the following decade. Edited by David Cooper, this volume compiles speeches by Stokely Carmichael, Herbert Marcuse, R. D. Laing, Paul Sweezy, and others. The collection explores the roots of violence in society. Against the backdrop of rising student frustrations, racism, class inequality, and environmental degradation, this conference aimed to create genuine revolutionary momentum by fusing ideology and action on the levels of the individual and of mass society. These speeches clearly indicate the rise of a new, forceful, and (to some) ominous style of political activity.

Details

Author(s)
Mr David Cooper
Format
Paperback | 210 pages
Dimensions
130 x 193 x 20mm | 367g
Publication date
09 Jun 2015
Publisher
Verso Books
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
Reprint
ISBN10
1781688915
ISBN13
9781781688915
Bestsellers rank
1,544,007