Marc Becker

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José Carlos Mariátegui, the Peruvian political theorist of the 1920s, was instrumental in developing an indigenous Latin American revolutionary Marxist theory. He rejected a rigid, orthodox interpretation of Marxism and applied his own creative elements, which he believed could move a society to revolutionary action without the society having to depend upon more traditional economic factors.

“Marc Becker’s work…is a succinct account of Mariátegui’s thought and work…. This book makes excellent reading whilst giving the reader valuable information on Mariátegui himself, and his influence on and the nature of revolutionary change in Latin America.”

The British Bulletin