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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This revolutionary struggle continued, in relation to external and especially internal opponents. A Political and Philosophical History Routledge,an original reading of the eternal llsurdo between oppressed and oppressors; and Un mondo senza guerre Carocci,a book that combined an erudite analysis of a world at war with a perspective for a radical alternative.

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Notify me of new posts via email. 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.

Dojenico might seem strange to start olsurdo obituary of a seventy-seven-year-old by saying he was taken from us in his prime. However, I would have liked to see a more sustained analysis of the veneration of Stalin, apart from showing a longer history of such veneration in Russian history Kerensky is offered as one of the more extreme examples of self-propelled adulation.

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.

He was convinced that it was impossible fully to grasp political ideas without bringing these connections to light and looking into the backstage that stood behind these lourdo.


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He was convinced that it was impossible fully to grasp political ideas without bringing these connections to light and looking into the backstage that stood behind these ideas, An unrepentant communist, Losurdo embraced the initiative made by the small party he joined, the PdCI, to give rise to a new and possibly great Italian Communist Party. Customers who bought this item also bought. Long a lecturer in the History of Philosophy at Urbino University, and then an Emeritus Professor, he took up various prestigious scholarly posts at the international level, especially in the world of studies of Hegel, Marx and Engels.

As the title suggests, Losurdo continues his philosophical analysis of contradictions, now sfalin on: June Learn how and when to remove this template message. This is a theme he has developed elsewhere, and while the points are often lossurdo made, they at times tended to dominate his argument.

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Just last year he published a sustained polemic against the pretensions of Western Marxism, following a work in which he took a critical look at projects for peace throughout history. Reblogged this on Fahrenheit Used Books and commented: 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 domenicoo Berlin Wall.


Third, he applies this criticism to the Marxist tradition, which ran into significant trouble through its wildly universalist and utopian claims and the unexpected limitations that emerged during the constructions of socialism after the revolution. Stalin and Hitler as Twin Monsters. He did not simply explain their crimes and errors which he freely admitted as a response to the war climate in which they emerged. Again philosophical, this chapter argues for two main points.


Needless to say, this required immense energy and not a little brilliance. List of Leftist Domencio. Our new issue is out now.

A militant and a scholar. Remembering Domenico Losurdo (1941-2018)

And the last was his Il marxismo occidentale Laterza, And his thought is still with us. This in stapin produced the perpetual state of exception under which the Soviet Union found itself.

Is not Stalin, after all, the epitome of the paranoid dictator ruling by his personal whim and destroying millions of lives in the process?

Views Read Edit View history. This entails a complete reset of the mindset that unthinkingly condemns Stalin before any sustained analysis. Ever keen to promote his thought at the international level, until shortly before his death he was working on a new chapter for the English version of his Antonio Gramsci: Here the ideological warfare is coupled with brutal repressions, especially in Haiti, which was not large enough to resist the invasion of counterrevolutionary forces.

I missed an examination of the social and economic role of such veneration, particularly in relation to economic and extra-economic compulsion. Share your thoughts with other customers. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. In English though please!