Sunday, June 1, 2014

Daniel Bensaid, Tariq Ali, An Impatient Life: A Memoir

Daniel Bensaid, Tariq Ali, An Impatient Life: A Memoir

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In the classic tradition of the philosopher–activist, Daniel Bensaid tells the story of a life deeply entwined with the history of both the French and the international Left. From his family bistro in a staunchly red neighborhood of Toulouse to the founding of the Jeunesses communistes revolutionnaires in the 1960s, from the joyous explosion of May 1968 to the painful experience of defeat in Latin America, from the re-reading of Marx to the "Marrano" trail, Bensaid relates a life of ideological and practical struggle in which he unflinchingly sought to understand capitalism without ever succumbing to its temptations.

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