[Marxism] La Vieille Taupe, Situationists, Bordigists and Revisionists (and Chomsky)

Ian Pace ian at ianpace.com
Wed Oct 5 11:22:45 MDT 2005

I'm wanting to know more about the French bookshop/publisher La Vieille Taupe, who I've seen often referred to in the context of the Chomsky/Faurisson affair. It seems this was originally a Marxist organisation specialising in works of the Situationists, writings of Bordiga, etc., then later after a period of closure became associated with Holocaust revisionists (including even some bizarre ultra-leftists who moved towards this position)? If anyone here knows more about this, and especially about whether claims of points of convergence between some of the French ultra-left and far right have any validity to them, I'd be very interested to hear. What connections exist between the two different incarnations of this bookshop/publisher? There seems so much political capital made out of this by conservatives, anti-Chomsky liberals and others (including Pierre Vidal-Nacquet) that I'm not sure what to make of the whole thing.


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