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  • F-2018 Bonapartism-Long English Version

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Bonapartismus ohne Bonaparte: von Thatcher über Blair zum Brexit

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Publication date2018
Host publicationThe new Bonapartisms: To Understand the Rise of Trump & Co with Marx
EditorsMartin Beck, Ingo Stuetzle
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherDietz Verlag
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9783320023485
Original languageGerman


This is a contribution to a volume celebrating Marx's analysis of the dictatorship of Emperor Louis Bonaparte and seeking parallels with later developments in the interwar period and the 21st century. I compare the rise of Thatcherism, New Labour, and the Brexit referendum and negotiations in the light of the arguments of Marx and Gramsci. Brexit can be seen as a Bonapartist moment without a Bonaparte to lead it.