First published in , it became a controversial handbook for guerrilla warfare and revolution, read alongside Che’s own pamphlets, with which it can compete. REVOLUTION? Armed Struggle and Political Struggle. In Latin America. Regis Debray. Translated from the author’s. French and Spanish by Bobbye Ortiz. raRss . The importance of Regis Debray in relation to the Latin American revolution stems from several things. He has broken from the rigid confines of European.
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This page was last edited on 19 Juneat Debray has the inestimable advantage that he wants the total defeat of American Imperialism in Latin America; he will not accept any reformist compromise.
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He also criticized the basic assumptions of the history of art which present art as revolutin atemporal and universal phenomenon. The War Before the War. He calls for a revolution in revolutionary practice. In the late s he was a professor of philosophy at the University of Havana in Cuba, and became an associate of Che Guevara in Bolivia. They bad no alternative, just as the Hungarian workers had no alternative when overwhelmed by Russian tanks.
That takes patience, but more than that it takes an understanding of what the source of revolutionary theory must be. Response to a newly organized guerrilla foco may take some time. The vanguard party can exist in the form of the guerrilla foco itself. In two years tha realities of the struggle destroyed his analysis and he proceeded to rewrite the analysis.
In some respects it resembles the way SNCC functioned in the South in its early years despite the apparent opposition between the military character of fhe guerrilla band and the formal nonviolence of SNCC.
Mediology is characterized by its multi-disciplinary approach. He rails against the strategy of armed self-defense, or the occupation revoolution defense of a clearly defined territory by revo,ution revolutionary forces. Debray rejects the Stalinist party — but he remains a vanguardist of the purest type.
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After two years, all of this is abandoned, social analysis is rejected, even revlution is rejected, and the foco becomes the beginning and end of revolutionary wisdom, completely self-contained, responsible debeay nothing and to no one. In most capital cities there are many workers who are in service trades, subordinating themselves to the tourists, demeaning themselves to the bureaucrats, bowing and scraping to the bourgeois.
In this capacity he developed a policy that sought to increase France’s rregis of action in the world, decrease dependence on the United States, and promote closeness with the former colonies. Rick Mercer Final Report. May 02, Ernest Hogan rated it liked it.
In Revolution Debray does not refer at all to his earlier estimate of the Bolivian situation.
Nov 07, Pages. However, it is within a broad framework involving a relation between classes, between political and military struggles, between vanguard party and revolutionary foco. The point is that both forms exist in rural areas where a peasantry is relatively scattered and subject to a vicious military rule debgay seems invincible. Want to Read saving…. Provides an interesting contrast to the current world situation.
Still, this is definitely worth checking revolutioh as a historical document of a particular moment. But that is a relative, not an absolute, construction. Debray endorsed the law. Aug 15, Griffin rated it liked it Recommends it for: Nicole rated it it was ok Jan 05, As a result some very fundamental things are lost sight ofor never discovered.
Lucid and compelling, it spares no personage, no institution, and no concept, taking on not only Russian and Chinese strategies but Trotskyism as well.
Guerrilla War Tactic Gurus. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Tomsk rated it it was amazing Dec 05, This is what has appeared as Revolution In the Revolution?
reis Of course, guerrillas cannot win or even survive without a consolidated and organized people’s movement behind it. The analysis of how to bring about a revolution, is forceful and precise.
Some of his arguments A clearly historically important book, this is more useful to reyis as an intervention than as a fully-fleshed-out work of philosophy or political strategy. It is here that we discover not only that the revolution which they speak of is utopian, but that the means employed lead not to the revolution but to the scarcely utopian liquidation of existing popular movements.
The landless agricultural laborers of the Cuban sugar estates are not the same as the Indian peasants west of the On who practise subsistence or sub-subsistence farming and are almost totally outside of the national economy.
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Instead he launches into a bitter attack against Trotskyism, which had considerable influence in Bolivia, for being responsible, for these defeats. Drbray Worlds Exploring the science fiction and fantasy universe.
When masses of workers move it is nonsense to believe that Trotskyism or Stalinism or any party can turn the movement on and off at will. He resigned during Blood of the Liberals. Revolution in the Revolution? The oil workers rrvolution Venezuela and Trinidad, the tin miners of Bolivia, the industrial workers of Brazil and Argentina, they and their brothers all over the continent are as advanced as any workers anywhere in the world. But the fundamental function must be clear.