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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (786 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: The Invisible Committee Narrator: Christopher Lane Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Coming Insurrection is an eloquent call to arms arising from the recent waves of social contestation in France and Europe. Written by the anonymous Invisible Committee in the vein of Guy Debord - and with comparable elegance - it has been proclaimed a manual for terrorism by the French government (who recently arrested its alleged authors).

One of its members more adequately described the group as the name given to a collective voice bent on denouncing contemporary cynicism and reality. The Coming Insurrection is a strategic prescription for an emergent war-machine to spread anarchy and live communism.

Written in the wake of the riots that erupted throughout the Paris suburbs in the fall of 2005 and presaging more recent riots and general strikes in France and Greece, The Coming Insurrection articulates a rejection of the official Left and its reformist agenda, aligning itself instead with the younger, wilder forms of resistance that have emerged in Europe around recent struggles against immigration control and the war on terror.

Hot-wired to the movement of '77 in Italy, its preferred historical reference point, The Coming Insurrection formulates an ethics that takes as its starting point theft, sabotage, the refusal to work, and the elaboration of collective, self-organized forms-of-life. It is a philosophical statement that addresses the growing number of those - in France, in the United States, and elsewhere - who refuse the idea that theory, politics, and life are separate realms.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Parks | 1/21/2014

    " Well written and inspirational. The couple of authors I've had the opportunity to meet however, struck me as quite sexist and unlikely to live up to the community-oriented ideas espoused. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sean | 1/12/2014

    " this is like the new situationist movement. You might say "oh yeah I loved that kind of artsy overthrow the government, new way of thinking, kind of stuff when I was 19" well that's because you were 19 and now 10-15 years later it seems trite and childish. This is a lot like listening to that Gorilla Biscuits song you really used to relate to, wondering how you ever did and then getting upset with yourself for selling out and growing up. Then remembering how confusing and tortured your youth really was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Egor Sofronov | 1/7/2014

    " When Ravachol's bombs exploded, Mallarme said that he has no right to judge a saint. Now, some fresh breath of Communism and militant struggle is exactly what we need. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Grant | 1/2/2014

    " terse summary of total imperialism of the current 'world order' and interesting perspective on how to organize to combat it. "

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