Australian Left Review


Brian Aarons


Whatever else might be said about the adequacies or otherwise of marxism, it is virtually the only school of revolutionary thought to produce serious theories about the sociology of revolution. Other traditions — especially the anarchist one — have written about techniques of revolution (e.g. Blanqui) and have speculated, often very perceptively, on what a post-revolutionary society might be like, but have not produced the detailed analyses of social dynamics and the conditions for revolution which were the forte of the great Marxist thinkers.



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