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Che Guevara: His Revolutionary Legacy Olivier Besancenot

Che Guevara: His Revolutionary Legacy

Olivier Besancenot

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ISBN : 9781583671764
Hardcover
144 pages
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Deep inside that T-shirt where we have tried to trap him, notes the celebrated Chilean novelist Ariel Dorfman, the eyes of Che Guevara are still burning with impatience. Olivier Besancenot and Michael Lowy deftly capture this burning impatience,MoreDeep inside that T-shirt where we have tried to trap him, notes the celebrated Chilean novelist Ariel Dorfman, the eyes of Che Guevara are still burning with impatience. Olivier Besancenot and Michael Lowy deftly capture this burning impatience, revealing Guevara as a powerful political and ethical thinker still capable of speaking directly to the challenges of our time.In this masterful new study, Besancenot and Lowy explore and situate Guevaras ethical, revolutionary, and humanist legacy. They explicate Guevaras emphasis on the import of the individual coming to understand and accept socialism at a personal level. For Guevara, Besancenot and Lowy show, the revolutionary project demands more than a transformation of the mode of production- it demands a profound transformation of the individual, the birth of what Guevara termed the new man. Besancenot and Lowy also explore Guevaras pragmatic approach to the question of state power and unique theoretical contributions to the question of the transition to socialism.In Guevara, Besancenot and Lowy find a life that was lived as an example of revolutionary potential. Guevaras ethical and political sensibilities, unwavering anti-imperialism, and firm commitment to revolutionary social transformation still ignite hope in all who struggle for a better world.