Drawing on the Zapatista experience – a \"real utopia\" that will soon celebrate its 20 years of existence – this small, incisive book invites readers to revisit the future and engage in a reflection on what the world could be, liberated from capitalist tyranny.
Constructing (another reality) and resisting (the advances of capitalist dispossession) are two inseparable aspects of the same approach whose conflictual dimensions we cannot ignore. We must put an end to capitalism before it destroys the conditions of human life on Earth.
Jérôme Baschet, a former student of the École normale supérieure de Saint-Cloud and a former member of the École française de Rome, is a historian, lecturer at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales and at the Universidad autónoma de Chiapas, in San Cristóbal de Las Casas (Mexico). He is notably the author of the reference work on the Zapatista movement L’Étincelle zapatiste. Insurrection indienne et résistance planétaire (Denoël, 2002 ; republished under a new title, Champs-Flammarion, 2005).