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Georges Sorel

Georges Eugène Sorel (2 November 1847 – 29 August 1922) was a French social thinker, political theorist, historian, and later journalist. He has inspired theories and movements grouped under the name of Sorelianism. His social and political philosophy owed much to his reading of Proudhon, Karl Marx, Giambattista Vico, Henri Bergson (whose lectures at the Collège de France he attended), and later William James. His notion of the power of myth in collective agency inspired socialists, anarchists, Marxists, and fascists. Together with his defense of violence, the power of myth is the contribution for which he is most often remembered.Politically he evolved from his early liberal-conservative positions towards Marxism, social-democracy, and eventually syndicalism. Between 1909 and 1910 he was marginally involved with Charles Maurras' Action Française, and between 1911 and 1913 he wrote for the politically transversal L'Indépendance, established together with Edouard Berth – one of Sorel's main disciples – and Georges Valois, closer to Maurrassian circles. After a long silence during the war, Sorel came out in favour of Lenin and moved towards Bolshevist positions until his death in 1922.

His legacy in the interwar period embraced both ends of the political spectrum, as many former syndicalists welcomed the emerging fascism. According to historian Zeev Sternhell, Sorel's revision of Marxism broke the necessity of the link between revolution and working class, opening up the possibility of replacing the proletariat with the national community.

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Some of their strengths

Georges Sorel has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Emotional, Passionate, Intelligent, Intense, Kind, Curious, and Confident.

Intense and Passionate

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Georges Sorel is someone who is an intense, passionate, and intuitive person who is fiercely independent, authentic and direct when engaging with others. A person who seems to identify with family, heritage and ancestry.

Warm and Caring

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Georges Sorel well know them as someone who can be warm, caring, and compassionate, like a lamp or torch.

Imaginative and Sentimental

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Georges Sorel as someone who is imaginative, sentimental, and in touch with emotions.

A person who has extremely good memory and analytical skills, likes to make sure that everyone gets along, enjoys all kinds of situations and people, has a talent for travel and languages, and who makes lifelong friends.

Charismatic and Instinctual

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Georges Sorel is someone who handles stress better than most people, and who tends to have a powerful charisma and convictions.

They are also someone who is patient, assertive, and who is a natural leader that likes to help others in need.

Mysterious and Methodical

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Georges Sorel tends to be someone who can come across as mysterious and intense, who can be a complex thinker who is methodical and intuitive, and who can overcome challenges that most others would not be able to.

Some of Georges Sorel's challenges

While Georges Sorel has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Georges Sorel can be Stubborn, Complicated, Brusque, Difficult, Perfectionist, Arrogant, and Status-seeking.

Complicated and Brusque

One of Georges Sorel's key challenges is that they are someone who can be complicated and gruff with others.

Georges Sorel must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive.

Irritable and Moody

Georges Sorel is someone who can be irritable and moody, have a tendency to experience self-doubt, be too secretive, can take too many risks, and who can have an extreme approach to managing personal finances.

Sensitive and Aggressive

Finally, Georges Sorel also can be too "touchy-feely", have a hard time expressing feelings, be too aggressive and headstrong, and be too unforgiving of others' mistakes.

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