Title: Manifesto for a Democratic Civilization the Age of Masked Gods and Disguised Kings.
Author: Abdullah Öcalan
Translated by: Havin Guneser
Language of Translation: Turkish
Place of publication: Norway
Publisher: New Compass Press
Release date: 2015
This manifesto is a decisive work of Abdullah Ocalan, very crucial for understanding the Kurdish revolution. Here Ocalan presents a democratic alternative to the Middle East.
Ocalan argues that a criticism that limits itself to capitalism is too superficial and looks at the basic structures of civilization. Reflecting on ways of understanding culture, politics, and society, he provides tools for what he calls the sociology of liberty.
In this work, Abdullah Ocalan explodes thirty-five years of revolutionary theory and praxis and 10 years of solitary confinement in Turkish prisons. These reflections represent the essence of his ideas on society, knowledge and power.