Blanquism

Discipline: Political Science

Theory of politics ascribed to and derived from the French socialist Louis-Auguste Blanqui (1805-1881).

Capitalist and reactionary regimes are to be overthrown by a revolutionary coup d'etat, carried out by an elite of dedicated revolutionaries. They will then use the power of the state to introduce a regime based on equality.

Critics of Leninism often portray it as a species of Blanquism.

Source:
S Bernstein, August Blanqui and the Art of Insurrection (London, 1971)

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