Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Luk√°cs

Friday, October 08, 2021

Paul Foot Speaks

 On Orwell and 1984

On Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution

Paul Foot once declared, that the Haitian Revolution which erupted in 1791, was 'perhaps the most glorious victory of the oppressed over the oppressors in all history'.

In two brilliant lectures, delivered in 1978 and 1991 and published here for the first time, Paul Foot makes a bid to bring home to his audience the richness of the Haitian Revolution.
There are few better possible introductions today than this powerful retelling of the story of the most successful slave revolt in history.

Listen to the 1978 lecture here: https://soundcloud.com/user-738785452/paul-foot-toussaint-louverture

Listen to the 1991 lecture here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-jFTtS-6sw


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