“Politics, State, Communism” brings together a series of speeches written by Álvaro García Linera in a unique political conjuncture: some date back to when he was serving as vice president of Bolivia, others to the period immediately after the coup d’état of November 2019. These writings cover a wide range of political subjects: social movements and forms of autonomy in Bolivia; democracy and its function in late capitalism; the discrepancy between national and capitalist spaces; the Russian October Revolution as an event, and its resonances in other parts of the world; the concept and function of the state; and, finally, the idea of communism in its relation to necessity and contingency.

Preface by Slavoj Žižek