Anyone with any interest in understanding the rise and fall of communism in the 20th century will find this book immensely stimulating. -- Paul Anderson Tribune Magazine A work of extreme lucidity that eludes academic fashion or disciplinary classification. -- Constantin Iordachi, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary Slavic Review An important book that forces us to rethink a fundamental question of the twentieth century -- Martin Dimitrov Journal of Cold War Stars
About the Author
Claude Lefort is the Director of Studies Emeritus in the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales and a leading political philosopher in France. He is the author of many works including Democracy and Political Theory (University of Minnesota Press, 1989) and The Political Forms of Modern Society (MIT Press, 1986). Julian Bourg (Ph.D, University of California, Berkeley, 2001) is assistant professor of history at Bucknell University.