A SLOW IMPATIENCE
'This book has no other ambition than to help understand a political and philosophical itinerary, after the disaster of Stalinism, at the time of the capitalist apotheosis, when the hieroglyphs of modernity offer their secrets for all to see.' Daniel Bensaïd, the philosopher and militant of the Communist league, returns to a route where the individual and the collective are in constant intersection. Alternating between 'I' and 'we', between singular memories and shared experiences, he inscribes his own trajectory, accepted without complacency, into a political history beginning in the mid 1960s. From his apprentice years in the family's 'crimson red' bistro in Toulouse to the foundation of the Revolutionary Communist Youth, from the debates at the ENS Saint-Cloud to the meetings in Nanterre, from the 'unclosed' business of 1968 to the painful experience of fighting in Argentina, from his rereading of Marx to the 'marrano way', from yesterday's fights to today's, he tells the story of an obstinate revolt which had to learn how to continue over a long time.
A slow impatience torn between action and reflection which is also reflected in the pleasure of a lively writing style.