Sorelianism

(Eponymous Economic Ideology)

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Eponymous Economic Ideology
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What is Sorelianism?

Sorelianism is advocacy for or support of the ideology and thinking of French revolutionary syndicalist Georges Sorel. Sorelians oppose bourgeois democracy, the developments of the 18th century, the secular spirit, and the French Revolution, while supporting classical tradition. A revisionist of Marxism, Sorel believed that the victory of the proletariat in class struggle could be achieved only through the power of myth and a general strike. To Sorel, the aftermath of class conflict would involve rejuvenation of both the bourgeoisie and the proletariat. With the seeming failure of Syndicalism, in 1910 he announced his abandonment of socialist literature and claimed in 1914, using an aphorism of Benedetto Croce that "socialism is dead" due to the "decomposition of Marxism". Sorel became a supporter of Maurrassian integral nationalism beginning in 1909, which he considered as having similar moral aims to syndicalism despite being enemies materially. In this sense, Sorelianism is considered to be a precursor to fascism. However, he became disillusioned with these ideas with World War I, and from 1918 until his death in 1922 he would be a supporter of the then Russian Revolution and communism, which he considered a revival of syndicalism.

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attitudeeconomic ideologyeponymous economic ideologyfascismmarxismnational syndicalismorientationpolitical ideologypolitical orientationrevolutionary syndicalism

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Revolucia sindikatismo (eo)Sindacalismo rivoluzionario (it)Sindicalisme revolucionari (ca)Sindicalismo revolucionario (es)Sindicalismo revolucionário (pt)Syndicalisme révolutionnaire (fr)Революционный синдикализм (ru)소렐주의 (ko)

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