1. Research Library

        The Political Forms of Modern Society: Bureaucracy, Democracy, Totalitarianism

        Claude Lefort

        MIT Press 1986

        ISBN 9780262620543

      1. An anthology of work spanning four decades, this compilation is a good introduction to Lefort’s thinking, which uses an analysis of political events to illuminate his materialist approach to history. Lefort’s analysis of the development of bureaucracy and totalitarianism in the Soviet Union and the Eastern bloc is an important reference for FORMER WEST.