Soviets, councils, etc.

03 Oct 1994 12:03

Theoretical justification. Experiments in their use, esp. in Germany and Hungary. The "ward" system of Thomas Jefferson.

Hannah Arendt comes out in favor of some sort of soviet or council system in her book On Revolution, for utterly impenetrable reasons. (But it's where I learned the bit about Jefferson...) I think she was endorsing the way (she claimed) something like this always spontaneously emerges during revolutions...

See also: Democracy; Revolution