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Boris Groys

The Communist Postscript

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»A provocative essay on the relationship between communism, philosophy and language.«

»Since Plato, philosophers have dreamed of establishing a rational state ruled through the power of language. In this radical and disturbing account of Soviet philosophy, Boris Groys argues that communism shares that dream and is best understood as an attempt to replace financial with linguistic bonds as the cement uniting society. The transformative power of language, the medium of equality, is the key to any new communist revolution.« (book description from the English edition by Verso Books)