Althusser’s 1966 piece on the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Interesting piece from Althusser in 1966: “Cultural Revolution, Party, State and Conjuncture

The English translation was recently shared  by Decalages. Originally published (in French) in late 1966 it is a very early analysis of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution based entirely on a close reading of the first official texts. It also suggests Althusser’s understanding of the political stakes involved in his own philosophical work.


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