After council communism: the post-war rediscovery of the council tradition

  title={After council communism: the post-war rediscovery of the council tradition},
  author={James Muldoon},
  journal={Intellectual History Review},
  pages={341 - 362}
  • J. Muldoon
  • Published 31 March 2020
  • History, Political Science
  • Intellectual History Review
ABSTRACT This article traces a discontinuous tradition of council thought from the Dutch and German council communist tendencies of the 1920s to its re-emergence in the writings of three important mid-twentieth-century political theorists: Cornelius Castoriadis, Claude Lefort, and Hannah Arendt. It connects an intellectual history of the council concept in post-war Europe with a political history of the small revolutionary groups that fostered council-related political activity during this era… 



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