The Revolutions
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    The Declaration of Independence (Revolutions Series): Michael Hardt Presents Thomas Jefferson | Thomas Jefferson, Michael Hardt

    The Declaration of Independence (Revolutions Series): Michael Hardt Presents Thomas Jefferson

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Thomas Jefferson, Michael Hardt
    • Narrated By Eric Myers
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    In 1776 Thomas Jefferson, a future president, authored the most explosive document in the history of America: "The Declaration of Independence", formally severing the link between America and the British state. Michael Hardt, co-author of the groundbreaking "Empire and Multitude", examines this and other texts by Jefferson, arguing that his powerful concept of democracy is, seen through contemporary eyes, a biting critique of the current American administration's tyranny.

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    Terrorism and Communism (Revolutions Series): Slavoj Zizek presents Trotsky | Leon Trotsky, Slavoj Zizek

    Terrorism and Communism (Revolutions Series): Slavoj Zizek presents Trotsky

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Leon Trotsky, Slavoj Zizek
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    Soon after the Bolshevik victory in the Russian Revolution, Leon Trotsky led the Red Army against the counter-revolutionary White armies. Written in the white heat of the Civil War, "Terrorism and Communism" is one of the most potent defences of revolutionary dictatorship of the twentieth century. In his provocative commentary in this new edition, the coruscating critic Slavoj Zizek argues that Trotsky's attack on the illusions of democracy has a vital relevance to today.

    From the Cauldron of the Russian Revolution

    It is a pleasant surprise to find audible producing an audio edition of a work by Trotsky, especially a work such as this. This is Trotsky fresh from ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 29 2011 by Amazon Customer (CHICAGO, IL, United States)
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    The Declarations of Havana (Revolutions Series): Tariq Ali presents Fidel Castro | Fidel Castro, Ali Tariq

    The Declarations of Havana (Revolutions Series): Tariq Ali presents Fidel Castro

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Fidel Castro, Ali Tariq
    • Narrated By Chris Pavlo, Tariq Ali
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    In response to the American administration's attempt to isolate Cuba, Fidel Castro delivered a series of speeches designed to radicalize Latin American society. As Latin America experiences more revolutions in Venezuela and Bolivia, and continues to upset America's plan for neoliberal imperialism, renowned radical writer and activist Tariq Ali provides a searing analysis of the relevance of Castro's message today. Includes an exclusive additional introduction by Tariq Ali.

    an interesting look back

    Castro is no dummy, and this look back on the declarations of havana are wuute interesting, be sure to also check out slavoj zizeks take on trosky

    Reviewed on January 16 2016 by Edwin A. Blanton ()
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    On Practice and Contradiction (Revolutions Series): Slavoj Zizek presents Mao | Mao Zedong, Slavoj Zizek

    On Practice and Contradiction (Revolutions Series): Slavoj Zizek presents Mao

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Mao Zedong, Slavoj Zizek
    • Narrated By Matt Bates
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    These early philosophical writings underpinned the Chinese revolutions and their clarion calls to insurrection remain some of the most stirring of all time. Drawing on a dizzying array of references from contemporary culture and politics, Zizek's firecracker commentary reaches unsettling conclusions about the place of Mao's thought in the revolutionary canon.

    Fascinating Historical Documents

    My five stars are for the editors, not Mao. The Revolutions Series is one of the best things Audible has offered. No matter what your political perspe..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 21 2011 by Nelson Alexander (New York, NY, United States)
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    Down with Colonialism! (Revolutions Series): Walden Bello presents Ho Chi Minh | Ho Chi Minh, Walden Bello

    Down with Colonialism! (Revolutions Series): Walden Bello presents Ho Chi Minh

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ho Chi Minh, Walden Bello
    • Narrated By Matt Addis
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    Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969), the founder of the Vietminh and President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, was the archetypical Communist and anti-colonial revolutionary of the twentieth century. He played a key role in the formation of the French, Chinese, and Vietnamese Communist movements and fought successfully against Japanese, French and American imperialism, becoming a hate-figure of the American state during the Vietnam War

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    The Bolivarian Revolution (Revolutions Series): Hugo Chavez presents Simon Bolivar | Simon Bolivar, Hugo Chavez

    The Bolivarian Revolution (Revolutions Series): Hugo Chavez presents Simon Bolivar

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Simon Bolivar, Hugo Chavez
    • Narrated By Stuart MacLoughlin
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    The Venezuelan revolutionary Simón Bolívar, also known as El Libertador, sought to lead Latin America to independence from the Spanish in the early nineteenth century. Ever since he has been held as a model for subsequent Latin American radicals; Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela, has dubbed his own programmes of social reform the Bolívarian Revolution . In his introduction to this collection of Bolívar s writings, Chávez explains why Bolívar continues to inspire.

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    The Rights of Man and Common Sense (Revolutions Series): Peter Linebaugh presents Thomas Paine | Thomas Paine, Peter Linebaugh

    The Rights of Man and Common Sense (Revolutions Series): Peter Linebaugh presents Thomas Paine

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Thomas Paine, Peter Linebaugh
    • Narrated By John Chancer
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    Published to commemorate the bicentennial of Thomas Paine's death, these texts have remained two of the most influential arguments for liberty in political thought. Common Sense is a pamphlet that Paine wrote in support of American independence. Thanks to its original and simple style, it spread like wildfire through the colonies, helping to inspire the American Revolution. Rights of Man is Paine's passionate defence of the French Revolution that led to his trial for sedition and libel.

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    The Gospels (Revolutions Series): Terry Eagleton presents Jesus Christ | Terry Eagleton

    The Gospels (Revolutions Series): Terry Eagleton presents Jesus Christ

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Terry Eagleton
    • Narrated By David Holt
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    This volume in the Revolutions Series presents Jesus Christ as a figure akin to revolutionaries like Robespierre, Marx, and Che Guevara. In this new presentation of the Gospels, Terry Eagleton makes a powerful and provocative argument for Jesus Christ as a social, political and moral radical, a friend of anti-imperialists, outcasts and marginals, a champion of the poor, the sick and immigrants, and as an opponent of the rich, religious hierarchs, and hypocrites everywhere

    Misleading title

    Eagleton's brief introduction is worth listening to, but it is only a small part of the audiobook.

    Reviewed on June 22 2011 by Joe Compton (Louisa, KY, United States)