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Publisher's Summary

The Coming Insurrection is an eloquent call to arms arising from the recent waves of social contestation in France and Europe. Written by the anonymous Invisible Committee in the vein of Guy Debord — and with comparable elegance — it has been proclaimed a manual for terrorism by the French government (who recently arrested its alleged authors).

One of its members more adequately described the group as "the name given to a collective voice bent on denouncing contemporary cynicism and reality". The Coming Insurrection is a strategic prescription for an emergent war-machine to "spread anarchy and live communism".

Written in the wake of the riots that erupted throughout the Paris suburbs in the fall of 2005 and presaging more recent riots and general strikes in France and Greece, The Coming Insurrection articulates a rejection of the official Left and its reformist agenda, aligning itself instead with the younger, wilder forms of resistance that have emerged in Europe around recent struggles against immigration control and the "war on terror".

Hot-wired to the movement of '77 in Italy, its preferred historical reference point, The Coming Insurrection formulates an ethics that takes as its starting point theft, sabotage, the refusal to work, and the elaboration of collective, self-organized forms-of-life. It is a philosophical statement that addresses the growing number of those — in France, in the United States, and elsewhere — who refuse the idea that theory, politics, and life are separate realms.

©2010 The Invisible Committee (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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"[W]ithout a doubt the most thought-provoking radical text to be published in the past ten years. It deserves to be read and discussed." ( New Statesman)

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  • Wayne
  • 20-12-2011

Wake up and pay attention. America

What did you love best about The Coming Insurrection?

That it gives you their game plan.

What did you like best about this story?

That I can now see why what is happening in the EU.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

That the paranoid man is right. There is someone out there who is out to get you and your loved ones.

Any additional comments?

Wake up and smell the coffee America. If these people have their way. You will learn what your great great grand parents learned about suffering, pain and death.

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  • Pat
  • 22-11-2011

The "Secret" plan by the Left

The startling plan by the anarchist/communist left to overthrow not only the capitalist system but the whole of western society as we know it.
A dark look at the mental state of the leaders of the OWS demonstrations.

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  • Donald
  • 06-07-2011

What a rant!

I think the people that wrote this have way too much time to sit around and stew about how their lives are. Sounds like they need to get a real job and a life.

So this is the self absorbed, paranoid people that are trying to lead a revolt? You don't even have the guts to put your names on your work.

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  • Daniel M.
  • 08-02-2018

Excellent Reading/Excellent Content

Christopher Lane has a wonderful voice. A perfect pairing with this piece.

Clearly, lane uses inflection perfectly to convey the message of The Invisible Committee effectively.

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  • jakerad
  • 27-07-2011

Yep a Rant!

Sorry, I have to agree with the other review here. I hope the invisible committee becomes the silent committee.

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