French philosopher Claude Lefort dies aged 86

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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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  • Luda posted:

    on 6th October 2010, 12:56:30 - Reply

    A memorial site was created for Claude Lefort! Honor his memory by contributing to his memorial site