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Book review: Che Guevara: His Revolutionary Legacy, written by Olivier Besancenot and Michael LöwyBook review: Che Guevara: The Economics of Revolution, written by Helen Yaffe

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AbstractIn this review of Che Guevara: His Revolutionary Legacy by Olivier Besancenot and Michael Löwy and Che Guevara: The Economics of Revolution by Helen Yaffe, I consider Ché’s relevance to both contemporary anti-capitalist activism and our understanding of the problems of post-revolutionary socialist construction.

1. Besancenot Olivier , Löwy Michael Membrez James Che Guevara: His Revolutionary Legacy 2009 New York Monthly Review Press
2. Corrigan Philip Richard D. , Ramsay Harvie , Sayer Derek Socialist Construction and Marxist Theory: Bolshevism and Its Critique 1978 New York Monthly Review Press
3. Farber Samuel "‘The Resurrection of Che Guevara’" New Politics 1998 Vol 7 1 available at: < >
4. Guevara Ernesto Che Gerassi John Venceremos! The Speeches and Writings of Ernesto Che Guevara 1968 New York Clarion
5. Guevara Ernesto Che Apuntes Críticos a la Economía Política 2006 Havana Centro de Estudios Che Guevara and Ocean Press
6. Lotta Raymond Maoist Economics and the Revolutionary Road to Communism: The Shanghai Textbook 1994 New York Banner Press
7. Löwy Michael The Marxism of Che Guevara: Philosophy, Economics, Revolutionary Warfare 2007 Second Edition New York Rowman & Littlefield
8. Mao Tse-Tung "‘Our Study and the Current Situation’" Selected Works 1967 Vol Volume III Peking Foreign Languages Press
9. Mao Tse-Tung Moss Roberts A Critique of Soviet Economics 1977 New York Monthly Review Press
10. Yaffe Helen Che Guevara: The Economics of Revolution 2009 Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan
11. FN1 1Löwy 2007.
12. FN2 2Besancenot and Löwy 2009, p. 7.
13. FN3 3Besancenot and Löwy 2009, p. 10.
14. FN4 4Besancenot and Löwy 2009, p. 42.
15. FN5 5Besancenot and Löwy 2009, p. 48.
16. FN6 6Besancenot and Löwy 2009, p. 77.
17. FN7 7‘On Our Common Aspiration – The Death of Imperialism and the Birth of a Moral World’, in Guevara 1968, pp. 378–86.
18. FN8 8Guevara 1968, pp. 387–400.
19. FN9 9Besancenot and Löwy 2009, p. 68.
20. FN10 10Besancenot and Löwy 2009, p. 10.
21. FN11 11Farber 1998.
22. FN12 12Corrigan, Ramsay and Sayer 1978.
23. FN13 13Mao Tse-Tung 1967, p. 164.
24. FN14 14Yaffe 2009, p. 2.
25. FN15 15Yaffe 2009, p. 19.
26. FN16 16Yaffe 2009, p. 20.
27. FN17 17Farber 1998.
28. FN18 18Yaffe 2009, p. 10.
29. FN19 19Yaffe 2009, p. 49.
30. FN20 20Yaffe 2009, p. 233.
31. FN21 21Yaffe 2009, p. 234.
32. FN22 22Guevara 2006, p. 13; cited in Yaffe 2009, p. 238.
33. FN23 23Guevara 2006, p. 28; cited in Yaffe 2009, p. 241.
34. FN24 24Guevara 2006, p. 64; cited in Yaffe 2009, p. 242.
35. FN25 25Yaffe 2009, p. 251.
36. FN26 26Guevara 2006, p. 130; cited in Yaffe 2009, p. 254.
37. FN27 27Yaffe 2009, p. 249.
38. FN28 28Guevara 2006, p. 195; cited in Yaffe 2009, p. 249.
39. FN29 29Ibid.
40. FN30 30Mao Tse-Tung 1977.
41. FN31 31Lotta (ed.) 1994.

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