L’Ère du Peuple

While we’re on the Marxist stuff. Here’s a longish review I recently wrote of Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s new book L’Ère du Peuple (The Era of the People). I found it quite stimulating…

[The people] are supposed to exercise power through parliamentary assemblies. But the financial oligarchy which rule our present situation have taken upon themselves the right to veto their decisions. This is why the system doesn’t fear the left, which it has been able to control … But it has a clear-headed fear of the people. Since it is the people who directly and physically contend with them for power with a spontaneous program that is the negation of the established order. — Jean-Luc Mélenchon

Read the whole thing: http://links.org.au/node/4191