SOREL, Georges


SOREL, Georges
(1847-1922)
   French Marxist journalist, philosopher, anarchist and revolutionary syndicalist who rejected RATIONALISM and through the work of BERGSON eventually developed a MYSTICAL NATIONALISM. Praising both STALIN and MUSSOLINI, he was adopted by the latter as the philosopher of FASCISM. Sorel was a complex figure, whose views constantly changed over time, and an advocate of the general strike and opponent of LIBERAL DEMOCRACY. His works include The Decomposition of Marxism (1908) and his famous Reflections on Violence (1916).

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