French Theorist of Anarcho-Communism, Anti-Fascism, and Anti-Colonialism
(1904 - 1988)
Description : ...as Guerin grew older, his politics moved increasingly leftward, leading him later in life to espouse a hybrid of anarchism and marxism. Arguably, his most important book from this period of his life is Anarchism: From Theory to Practice... (From : Faatz Bio)
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"The anarchist regards the State as the most deadly of the preconceptions which have blinded men through the ages." (From : "Anarchism: From Theory to Practice," by Daniel Guérin.)
"Because anarchism is constructive, anarchist theory emphatically rejects the charge of utopianism. It uses the historical method in an attempt to prove that the society of the future is not an anarchist invention, but the actual product of the hidden effects of past events." (From : "Anarchism: From Theory to Practice," by Daniel Guérin.)
"In general, the bureaucracy of the totalitarian State is unsympathetic to the claims of self-management to autonomy." (From : "Anarchism: From Theory to Practice," by Daniel Guérin.)
As a youth, Guerin was attracted to the radical movement, and was won over to revolutionary socialism as espoused by Leon Trotsky. As a member of the Trotskyist movement, he wrote Fascism and Big Business, one of the premier texts in the always-pugnacious battle over that term's definition. Like Victor Serge, as Guerin grew older, his politics moved increasingly leftward, leading him later in life to espouse a hybrid of anarchism and marxism. Arguably, his most important book from this period of his life is Anarchism: From Theory to Practice, which includes an introduction by Noam Chomsky. Extremely prolific in French, it's unfortunate that, outside of the books above and a few small pamphlets, most of this thinker's original and stimulating material is unavailable in English (a pamphlet, "Libertarian Marxism?", which includes two singular essays, is also available in English at this time).
(Bio by Chris Faatz)
From : Daniel Guérin Bio, by Chris Faatz, from Anarchy Archives.
Author of Anarchism: From Theory To Practice (November 30, 1969)Author of Anarchists, Bolsheviks, and Serge (December 31, 1969)Author of Anarchism: A Matter of Words (December 31, 1969)Author of Libertarian Marxism? (November 30, 1968)Author of Three Problems of the Revolution (November 30, 1957)Chronology :
May 19, 1904 : Daniel Guérin's Birth Day.
April 14, 1988 : Daniel Guérin's Death Day.
November 15, 2016 : Daniel Guérin's Added to http://www.RevoltLib.com.
April 21, 2019 : Daniel Guérin's Last Updated on http://www.RevoltLib.com.
• Anarchy Archives: Daniel Guérin Archivehttp://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/Anarchist_Archives/bright/guerin/
• Anarchist Library: Daniel Guérinhttps://theanarchistlibrary.org/category/author/daniel-guerin
• Wikipedia: Daniel Guérinhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Gu%C3%A9rin
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