Unlike most books, which treat labor, Socialist and Communist history separately and view French Marxism as a self-contained philosophical phenomenon, Marxism and the French Left offers a refreshingly different approach to the subject. Judt emphasizes the complex and interwoven themes that unify the topics of his essays to construct a distinctive and original interpretation of French left-wing politics over the past 150 years.
“A well-informed and persuasive reinterpretation of the old French Left that is now receding beyond recall, except for historians.”—Times Literary Supplement
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About the Author
Tony Judt was a University Professor, the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of European Studies, and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU.
Table of Contents
List of Maps and Figures xii
1 The Left in France 1
2 The French Labour Movement in the Nineteenth Century 24
3 The French Socialist Party 1920-1936 115
4 French Marxism 1945-1975 l69
5 The Elections of 1981 in Historical Perspective 239