Introduction to Socialisme ou Barbarie

Submitted by libcom on December 21, 2005

Socialisme ou Barbarie (SoB) - France, 1948-1965
aka Socialism or Barbarism

SoB was a libertarian socialist group which had broken from Leninism following World War II. Strongly influencing the British group Solidarity, it argued that the bureaucracy which governed capitalism was the main enemy of society.

Key members: Cornelius Castoriadis/Paul Cardan, Guy Debord
Subsequent groups: Situationist International

Links on
The Socialisme ou Barbarie archive
SI archive
SoB search results on [It could be worth searching for the English name also]