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Daniel Bensaid

AN IMPATIENT LIFE: A MEMOIR – BY DANIEL BENSAID

An Impatient Life: A Memoir

By Daniel Bensaid

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AVAILABLE NOW 

Daniel Bensaid’s beautiful memoir, illuminating a life-long commitment to revolutionary struggle

http://www.versobooks.com/books/1442-an-impatient-life

Translated by David Fernbach 

Introduction by Tariq Ali 

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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, Bensaïd 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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“France’s leading Marxist public intellectual.” – Tariq Ali

“Daniel’s death is like a wound, not a sadness. A loss which leaves us heavier. However, this weight is the opposite of a burden; it is a message composed, not with words, but with decisions and acts and injuries.” – John Berger

“Daniel Bensaid was my ‘distant companion’ … With his disappearance, the intellectual, activist, political, and what we might call, even though the adjective is today obscure in meaning, ‘revolutionary’ world has changed.” – Alain Badiou

“This absorbing, affecting memoir is a beautiful testament to a richly productive and dignified life…this is an energising book, a book that reminds us of the rightness of refusing the inevitability of capitalism and war, of the promise of international solidarity and socialism, of our responsibility to all those who have made sacrifices in this struggle.” – Dougal McNeill, ISO

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Daniel Bensaid (1946–2010) taught philosophy at the University of Paris VIII, and was the author of books on Marxism, Walter Benjamin, the French Revolution and Joan of Arc. The Marxists’ Internet Archive has a list of obituaries here http://www.marxists.org/archive/bensaid/obits/index.htm

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Hardback, 336 pages / ISBN: 9781781681084 / January 2014 / $34.95 / £24.99 / $38.50CAN

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THE COMMON AND THE FORMS OF THE COMMUNE – RETHINKING MARXISM

Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture & Society Volume 
22 Issue 3
http://www.informaworld/rm

Special Issue: THE COMMON AND THE FORMS OF THE COMMUNE

In Memoriam
JULIE GRAHAM (1945–2010)

Editors’ Introduction

The Common and the Forms of the Commune
Guest Editors’ Introduction: The Common and the Forms of the Commune
Anna Curcio and Ceren Özselçuk

On the Common, Universality, and Communism: A Conversation between 
Étienne Balibar and Antonio Negri

Subjectivity, Class, and Marx’s “Forms of the Commune”
Jack Amariglio

The Common and Its Production
The Common in Communism
Michael Hardt

Five Theses on the Common
Gigi Roggero

A Common Word
Aras Özgün

Free Association/Means in Common
16beaver group

Commodity Fetishism and the Common
Rethinking Socialism: Community, Democracy, and Social Agency
Antonio Callari; David F. Ruccio

The Common without Copies, the International without Cosmopolitanism: 
Marx against the Romanticism of Likeness
Deborah Jenson

The Nature of the Common
Federico Luisetti

“Modes” of Community
Engendering Feudalism: Modes of Production Revisited
S. Charusheela

On Producing (the Concept of) Solidarity
Kenneth Surin

Pedagogies of the Common
Kathi Weeks

Difference in Common
Translating Difference and the Common
Anna Curcio

Jouissance and Antagonism in the Forms of the Commune: A Critique of Biopolitical Subjectivity
Yahya M. Madra; Ceren Özselçuk

Subjectivity and Visions of the Common
Alvaro Reyes

Rethinking Marxism: http://www.informaworld/rm

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

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Chris Harman

CHRIS HARMAN MEMORIAL MEETING

Chris Harman Memorial Meeting
There is going to be a memorial meeting for Chris Harman. The celebration of Chris’s life is open to all SWP members and supporters. 

The details are:
5pm – 7.30pm, Saturday 17 April, Brunei Gallery, SOAS (central London)

• We have booked The Lamb, in Lamb’s Conduit Street, WC1N 3LZ to get together for a drink afterwards.

Socialist Workers Party: http://www.swp.org.uk

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