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Domenico Losurdo (14 November – 28 June ) was an Italian Marxist philosopher . ISBN Stalin. Storia e critica di una leggenda nera, Roma, Carocci, ISBN Paradigmi e fatti normativi. Excerpts from Domenico Losurdo’s ​ Stalin: History and Criticism of a Black Legend Translator: Matthew Klinestiver Preface The following excerpts are. Mortal Enemies? Domenico. Losurdo. Abstract: Starting from the category “ totalitarianism” mainstream ideology considers Hitler and Stalin as twin brothers.

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Translated by David Broder. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The First Red Century Issue Churchill in particular was a bigoted racist and white supremacist, and Roosevelt was also sympathetic.

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Paint the Town Red Issue Why does the Left largely continue to ignore Stalin? In this regard, too, it is hard to see how we could replace Domenico Losurdo. From World War to Cold War, In his view, Immanuel Kant and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel were the greatest thinkers of modernity while Friedrich Nietzsche was its greatest critic.

Losurdo on Stalin: A Review

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Its zombie-like structures are still with us, in the neoliberal Democratic Party; its remaining cultural influence embodies the nostalgia for a once-great left that is unable to give life to anything new.

Again philosophical, this chapter argues for two main points. Losurdo asserted that the origins of fascism and Nazism are to be found in what he views as colonialist and imperialist policies of the West.


Loshrdo the centre was Stalin. Breaking Bank Issue It might seem strange to start an obituary of a domrnico by saying he was taken from us in his prime. A World to Win Issue Log in or sign up in seconds.

A militant and a scholar. Please try again later. I checked out some italian-language reviews and this appears to be superior to the tankie books i have already read.

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This revolutionary struggle continued, in relation to external and especially internal opponents. It made a fascinating read.

The Turning Point in the History of Stalin. Submit a new text post. As against whoever would say that communism works in theory but not in practice, his work poses the question of whether the same might also be said of liberalism.

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Retrieved from ” https: This was most notably expressed in his Liberalism: The small Communist Party in which he was involved in recent years, naming itself after the PCI of Antonio Gramsci and Palmiro Togliatti, sought to revive the party that dissolved after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Here, Losurdo succeeded more in exposing the grim origins of liberalism, and the crimes this engendered, than showing its fundamental, permanent need for particular forms of exclusion or still less, slavery. Framing liberalism in terms of exclusion, Losurdo sought to recast our view of the twentieth century by centering it on colonialism. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

The first was in the Soviet Union in the s and s, then in foreign scholarship in the ss, and now with various works under way.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Plus a heap of Russian works.

Not only did these societies build on a legacy of slavery and expand the circuits of the slave trade, but they radicalized and formalized its premises in white supremacy. Needless to say, this required immense energy and not a little brilliance.


The fact is that Domenico — Mimmo to his friends — was truly a man of many interests, from philosophy to political doctrines, with his boundless erudition able to cover vast fields of knowledge.

Given the fact that it is not available in English, I outline the arguments of each chapter. Further, and as part of his wider project, he has also explored the dialectical tension between universal claims and the limited particularisms from which they arise.

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The economic blockade of China was specifically designed to leave China — already with a destroyed economy from the Japanese invasion and a long revolutionary civil war — far behind economically. His vast bibliography includes titles such as — and here I am choosing arbitrarily — Heidegger and the Ideology of War: When upon its first electoral tests it secured rather modest results, and I remarked on this to him with a little malice, he replied unfazed: Originally published in La Repubblica.

Misery Index Issue Liberalism not only inherited the hierarchies of the precapitalist world but created new ones; it not only subverted monarchy and hereditary rule but imposed new forms of division and exclusion on the colonial and metropolitan masses. His charges of liberal hypocrisy often appear as if a demand for the end to double standards and blind spots; which is to say, the fuller realization of a proclaimed universalism, rather than its simple destruction.