French philosopher Claude Lefort dies aged 86
French philosopher Claude Lefort, whose work focused on criticism of totalitarianism, has died aged 86, according to his death notice in Liberation newspaper.
Lefort was a founder of Socialisme ou Barbarie (Socialism or Barbarism), a review that expressed the views of the radical libertarian socialist group of the same name.
His books include "The Political Forms of Modern Society: Bureaucracy, Democracy, Totalitarianism", "Democracy and Political Theory", and "Complications: Communism and the Dilemmas of Democracy".
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