Socialisme Ou Barbarie

Open letter to members of the PCI and the “Fourth International” - Socialisme Ou Barbarie

An open letter to the French Trotskyist Parti communiste internationaliste and the Trotskyist "Fourth International" which their recent ex-members published in issue 1 of the critical Marxist journal Socialisme ou Barbarie in March 1949. Translation and notes by David Broder.

History as creation - Cornelius Castoriadis

The black horse of famine

Castoriadis examines the interrelation between religious, Hegelian and Marxist philosophies of history, arguing that a true appreciation of human agency and historical empowerment is in fact incompatible with such theories.

The Role of Bolshevik Ideology in the Birth of the Bureaucracy


This article was first published in Socialism ou Barbarie#35(1964),as an introduction to Alexandra Kollantai's The Workers Opposition,but it can stand alone as a refutation of the standard Leninist/Trotskyist claim that the Soviet Union only degenerated post 1924 i.e after Lenin's death, and as such has been published in pamphlet form by a number of groups.

On the Content of Socialism I - Socialisme Ou Barbarie

On the Content of Socialism, Part One.

From the Critique of Bureaucracy to the Idea of the Proletariat's Autonomy
From Class Against Class

On the Content of Socialism III - Socialisme Ou Barbarie

French libertarian socialist group Socialisme Ou Barbarie's third part of the Content of Socialism: The workers' struggle against the organization of the capitalist enterprise.

Socialisme ou Barbarie: A French Revolutionary Group, 1949-1965

An article about French libertarian socialist group Socialisme ou Barbarie - Socialism or Barbarism. SouB had a theoretical influence on the Situationist International and others of their time.

1958-1998: Communism in France: Socialisme ou Barbarie, ICO and Echanges

 S ou B journal no. 2

Organisational notes on the French communist groups Socialisme ou Barbarie, ICO and Echanges et Mouvement, by Henri Simon in 1998.