Ernest Mandel biography

Ann: book presentation at the IISH, 10 May
The Belgian economist Ernest Mandel (1923-1995) was an undogmatic Marxist thinker and radical politician, who had an important influence on the "68 generation". Mandel enjoyed widespread international recognition as author and theoretician, and has been officially barred from several countries in both the West and the East. His writings have been translated into more than 40 languages. Jan Willem Stutje has been the first person to access Mandel’s archives and had talked to numerous people who interacted with Mandel. In the biography we see Mandel on the barricades, where we also meet fellow activists such as Rudi Dutschke, Tariq Ali and Alain Krivine. The book gives an insight in the relation between the public and private life, whereby it is a comprehensive and complete picture of Ernest Mandel.

IISH and the International Institute for Research and Education (IIRE) request the pleasure of your company on Thursday 10 May at 16:00 at the IISH.

Lectures on Mandel's Marxism by Dr. Jan Willem Stutje, author of Mandels biography, and Dr. Michael Krätke, Associate Professor of Political Economy and Political Science at the University of Amsterdam.

The main language during the event will be Dutch. The book launch will be followed by a reception.

Ernest Mandel. Rebel tussen droom en daad. Houtekiet (Antwerpen/Gent). - 480 p. ISBN 978-90-5240-926-9