Jean-François Revel


Last Exit to Utopia: The Survival of Socialism in a Post-Soviet Era

Translation of La Grande Parade View on Back cover presentation: Here is a tasty paradox: How did the Leftist legions regroup after history delivered its fatal blow to the Soviet system? Simple, argues Jean-Francois Revel: the Left retreated to the impregnable fortress of the Utopian ideal. After all, socialism incarnate was always vulnerable to […]


Encounter Books, September 2003 Amazon’s page on the book Revel probes the origins of the notion that America is the source of all evil: imperialistic, greedy, ruthlessly competitive–a hyperpower whose riches are acquired at the expense of the Third World.

The monk and the philosopher

The monk and the philosopher: A Father and Son Discuss the Meaning of LifeIn collaboration with his son Matthieu Ricard. Amazon’s page on the book Presentation: East Meets West in a Father-Son Dialogue Another presentation of the book