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The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte by Karl Marx
The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living. The prophetic impulse seems to confound the main aspect od the work — its intricate and serene examination of an unstable, nervous, multifaceted, polymorphous political-society, which implies cause and effect; which gives a piercing philosophical view of decisions and processes; which above all, asserts the possibility of the National Assembly to have not been so stupid, by the insistence that they were at all stupid.
Gli elettori, gli eletti dal popolo, dalla “ggente”.
It is in the end more of an illumination on a way of thinking than on an historical episode. Most obviously, Marx had demonstrated that the growing strength of the working class, and its intensified struggle with the bourgeoisie, was the dominant feature of French society. There is some room for individual decisions and bonapare, for the person just as much as a political community to be a place of competing interests which have to make their claims.
They do not need to weigh their own resources too critically. The specter of a class dictatorship outweighed the prospect of dictatorship in one man, and the result was Louis Napoleon and if one chooses to unravel the ensuing historical thread, the creation of a unified Germany and the two world wars.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jun 25, tom bomp rated it liked it Shelves: Immensely quotable work, especially in the first and last chapters, this book provides a way for understanding how the working class can be co-opted by reactionary elements, and the gross incompetence of the Party of Order corresponds almost exactly with the Democratic Party’s obsession with style over substance in contemporary America.
They are therefore incapable of asserting their class interest in their own name, whether through a parliament or a convention. He may have began believing in the possibility of true revolution but became disillusioned. Just when [people] seem engaged in revolutionizing themselves and things, in creating something that has never yet existed, precisely in such periods of revolutionary crisis they anxiously conjure up the spirits of the past to their service and borrow from them names, battle cries, and costumes in order to present the new scene of world history in this time-honored disguise and this borrowed language….
Then I began reading Marx fully, not just the required segments. I’ll end with one of my favourite Marx quotes which are the opening words.
Jan 20, Willow L rated it really liked it. As Frederick Engels wrote in the s:. On the face of it, the events of — can seem pretty confusing, especially for readers unfamiliar with the basic contours of French history.
The analysis is extremely dense and difficult to follow, but this is slightly beside the point. I recommend reading if you’re a Marxist, anyway. This article is about Karl Marx’s work. During the first French Revolution, which began inthe revolutionaries got rid of the Roman calendar and renamed the months of the year.
Marx’s’ og converted to Protestantism shortly before Karl’s birth. Marx wants to know the social and economic interests that these different factions, parties, and individuals represent, and how the conflicts between them reflect the struggles taking place at the base of society.
Sometimes loses focus or doesn’t really make itself clear – there louiz quite a few sentences that seemed to be missing a clause, a few times he describes a class acting against its class interest bonapate if it’s normal, some other stuff I should have noted down.
The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte Quotes
Namely, that its winners were not the bourgeoisie but the small farmers who 81th confiscated clerical and aristocratic lands, and who later became the conservative force that brumxire Louis Napoleon to the presidency and supported his coup d’etat.
Only under the second Bonaparte does the state seem bbrumaire have made itself completely independent. When Parisian voters handed a sweeping victory to the Montagne and Social Democrats, the Party of Order moved to abolish universal suffrage, disenfranchising 30 percent of the French electorate. Their mode of production isolates them from one another instead of bringing them into mutual intercourse.
Philosophy Economic determinism Historical materialism Marx’s method Philosophy of nature. Riletto alcuni anni fa, al termine dell’Italia di Berlusconi.
It is in The Eighteenth Brumaire that Marx coined the idea that history repeats itself, “first as tragedy, then as farce. Marx excellently elucidates his often oversimplified theories of capitalism and historical materialism here, hashing out some of the idiosyncrasies of bourgeois rule in the particular context.
1th 30, Trevor rated it it was ok Shelves: For Marx, the experience of the Paris Commune demonstrated that the working class could not build socialism through the bureaucratic and administrative power of the bourgeois state, but would need to smash that power and build a state of a totally different kind. For leftists, liberals will inevitably betray them, and thus is as it ever was.
Si tratta quindi di un’analisi storica di fatti che hanno avuto conseguenze importantissime sull’intera storia europea, e non solo, dei decenni successivi. Just the best piece of political analysis ever written.
He put his law to the test on these historical events, and even after thirty-three years we must still say that it has stood the louos brilliantly.
It’s quite possible that my reading of this was terrible, I’ll admit I didn’t read it under the best of circumstances. One of the major bonapartf of the book is to explain why the vanguard of the European bourgeoisie could, just a couple of generations after its heroic role in one revolution, do everything in its power to limit the spread and scope of another revolution.
Ma non impariamo binaparte dalla storia?
Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice.