The Counterrevolution | READINGS

Primary Materials

Malcolm Gladwell’s episode on Saigon ’65: 

Bernard E. Harcourt, The Counterrevolution: How Our Government Went to War Against Its Own Citizens (Basic Books, 2018) (excerpt here; book review here; other materials here)

Laleh Khalili, Time in the Shadows: Confinement in Counterinsurgencies (Stanford 2013) (Introduction and Conclusion)

Emmanuelle Saada. “The Empire of Law: Dignity, Prestige, and Damnation in the ‘Colonial Situation.’” French Politics, Culture, & Society 20, no. 2 (Summer 2002): 98-120 (available here)

Massimiliano Tomba. “Politics beyond the state: The 1918 Soviet Constitution.” Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory24, no. 4 (December 2017).

Massimiliano Tomba. “1793: The Neglected Legacy of Insurgent Universality.” History of the Present: A Journal of Critical History, Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall 2015

See Emily Gruber’s guide to readings here.

Optional Readings

General David Petraeus’s Counterinsurgency Field Manual (2006)