On the occasion of the publication of the biography 'Ernest Mandel. Rebel tussen droom en daad'.
The International Institute for Social History (IISH) and the International Institute for Research and Education (IIRE)
request the pleasure of your company on
Thursday May 10th at 16.00 at the IISH (Adama van Scheltema zaal), Cruquiusweg 31, Amsterdam
Lectures by Dr. Jan Willem Stutje, author van Mandels biography, and Dr. Michael Krätke, Associate Professor of Political Economy and Political Science at the University of Amsterdam on Mandels Marxism.
The main language during the event will be Dutch.
The book launch will be followed by a reception.
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.
Stutje, Jan Willem, Ernest Mandel. Rebel tussen droom en daad
Antwerpen/Gent: Houtekiet. - 480 p.