Category Archives: Volume 29, No. 2

Hannah Arendt: How to Think About a “Wound That Will Not Heal”

By Alan West-Durán “Remorse is for children.” (Eichmann) “I cannot look at any more maps. The names of cities reek of burnt flesh.” (Elias Canetti) “Genocide is the absolute integration…Auschwitz confirmed the idea of pure identity as death.” (T.W. Adorno) “My turn … Continue reading

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Pietro Di Paola, The Knights Errant of Anarchy: London and the Italian Anarchist Diaspora; Pietro Di Paola, The Knights Errant of Anarchy: London and the Italian Anarchist Diaspora (1880-1917) (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2013). Davide Turcato, Making Sense of Anarchism: Errico Malatesta’s Experiments with Revolution, 1889-1900

By Kenyon Zimmer Pietro Di Paola, The Knights Errant of Anarchy: London and the Italian Anarchist Diaspora (1880-1917) (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2013). Davide Turcato, Making Sense of Anarchism: Errico Malatesta’s Experiments with Revolution, 1889-1900 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). Over … Continue reading

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Frank Rosengarten. Giacomo Leopardi’s Search for a Common Life through Poetry

By Mark Zuss (Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2012). Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837) is an enigmatic and emblematic figure in the history of letters. One of the most significant poets and thinkers of 19th century, he drew from the wells of … Continue reading

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Vampires, Foetuses and Ventriloquism: Metaphor as a Representational Strategy in Capital Vol. 1

By Claire Reddleman In this article I offer a preliminary account of the role of metaphor as a representational strategy In Capital Volume One by Karl Marx. While extensive consideration and debate has been concerned with Marx’s writing on politics, philosophy, … Continue reading

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Gay Rights/African American Rights: A Common Struggle for Social Justice

By Omar Swartz1 In this essay I take the position that civil and human rights for lesbian and gay people are essentially the same as those for African Americans. Both the Civil Rights and Gay Rights movements are part of … Continue reading

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Frank Rosengarten, The Revolutionary Marxism of Antonio Gramsci (Brill, 2014; Haymarket pb, 2015)

The Revolutionary Marxism of Antonio Gramsci collects essays written by Frank Rosengarten, a founding co-editor of Socialism and Democracy, from the late 1960s to the present. Its range in years is matched by its varied subject matter. Topics include: Gramsci … Continue reading

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Randy Martin

I Randy Martin’s death leaves a considerable void in cultural studies, the sociology of financialization and the debt economy, dance theory, labor studies, art and politics, and Marxist theory. The range of his work is extraordinary and its influence is … Continue reading

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Remembering Frank Rosengarten

1. Michael E. Brown Frank Rosengarten and I were colleagues at Queens College from 1967 until his early retirement, which I remember asking him to reconsider in the light of what he had to offer students. By then, however, he … Continue reading

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Frank Rosengarten, Through Partisan Eyes: My Friendships, Literary Education, and Encounters in Italy, 1956-2013 (Florence: Florence University Press, 2014)

Frank Rosengarten was a truly remarkable man—an intellectual in the broadest sense of the word. A specialist in Italian studies, he not only had a distinguished academic career, but also made important contributions to the cultural and political Left. I … Continue reading

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Luciana Castellina, Discovery of the World: A Political Awakening in the Shadow of Mussolini (London and New York: Verso, 2014)

The political life of Luciana Castellina, one of the most prominent voices of the Italian Left for many decades, is a magnificent portrait, satiated with courageous shades of red, always with an uncompromising commitment to proletarian internationalism and causes of … Continue reading

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