By Robert Stuart
Post-Marxists argue that nationalism is the black gap into which Marxism has collapsed at today’s “end of history.” Robert Stuart analyzes the origins of this implosion, revealing a shattering collision among Marxist socialism and nationwide id in France on the shut of the 19th century. in the course of the time of the Boulanger problem and the Dreyfus affair, nationalist mobs roamed the streets chanting “France for the French!” whereas socialist militants marshaled proletarians for international revolution. this is often the 1st examine to target these militants as they struggled to reconcile Marxism’s nationwide agendas: the cosmopolitan conviction that “workingmen haven't any country,” at the one hand, and the patriotic assumption that the operating classification by myself represents nationwide authenticity, at the different. Anti-Semitism posed a specific challenge for such socialists, now not least simply because such a lot of staff had succumbed to racist temptation. In studying the consequent come across among France’s anti-Semites and the Marxist Left, Stuart addresses the vexed factor of Marxism’s involvement with political anti-Semitism.
Robert Stuart is affiliate Professor of background on the collage of Western Australia and the writer of Marxism at paintings: Ideology, category, and French Socialism through the 3rd Republic.
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Marxism and National Identity: Socialism, Nationalism, and National Socialism during the French Fin de Siecle (SUNY series in National Identities) by Robert Stuart