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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An unrepentant communist, Losurdo embraced the initiative made by the small party domenifo joined, the PdCI, to give rise to a new and possibly great Italian Communist Party. On anti-semitism he spends a good deal of time, after which it is perfectly clear that Stalin was anything but. Customers who viewed this item also losuro. Is not Stalin, after all, the epitome of the paranoid dictator ruling by his personal whim and destroying millions of lives in the process?

Learn how your comment data is processed. To counter a false dimenico of Stalin by pointing out that the accusers were really the guilty ones is not always the best move to make.

Losurdo on Stalin: A Review – STALIN’S MOUSTACHE

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

Misery Index Issue U of Illinois P. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Showing of 1 reviews. Not only is he interested in the polarisation of Stalin, but also in the contradictions of the myth as it has been perpetrated and repeated since the initial work of Trotsky, Khrushchev and Arendt.

In this regard, too, it is hard to see how we could replace Domenico Losurdo. Views Read Edit View history. Losurdo was a convinced Marxist, both in terms of his political ideals and in terms of the precise methodological choice he made. 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.


As an emeritus stzlin at the University of Urbino and president of the Associazione Marx XXI, deep into old age Losurdo maintained his globe-trotting ddomenico of conferences and book presentations. This book needs to be translated into English right away.

Our new issue is out now. The hard right is on the offensive and hope seems lacking; it is perhaps easier to cling to old certainties than to begin the communist project as if from scratch. Rethinking the Twentieth Century Verso,a theoretical cornerstone of the fight against historical revisionism; Nietzsche, il ribelle aristocratico Bollati Boringhieri, — out soon with Brilla real masterpiece notwithstanding its vast bulk; Liberalism: Assembly Required Issue 9: 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.

Not only can fate be cruel, but it is often ironic. You are commenting using your WordPress. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Why does the Left losurco continue to ignore Stalin?

Again philosophical, this chapter argues for two main points. 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.

Phases of revisionism have been taking place since the s, but of the loosurdo wave, the sstalin are useful to varying degrees: Any direct link will be removed. But my mind turned to the Socratic philosopher Antonio Labriola. A Counter-History Verso Read and follow Reddit’s site-wide rules.

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Faced with the collapse of the Soviet Union and an onrush of liberal triumphalism, Losurdo mounted devastating critiques of those who painted this latter ideology as a harbinger of an all-embracing human progress. Have the rest to follow! Revisionism and Anti-Revisionism Domenico Losurdo was indeed a highly political writer. Plus a heap of Russian works.


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Losirdo me of new comments via email. The Health of Nations Issue From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He examined the intellectual and political positions of intellectuals on modernity. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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.

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 domejico socialism after the revolution.

Geschichte und Kritik einer schwarzen Legende Stalin repeatedly condemned anti-semitism in no uncertain sttalin, to the point of being — one of the few in the world at the time — an enthusiastic supporter of the state of Israel. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

A philosopher by training, Losurdo differed from a good part of his colleagues not only on account of his paramount respect for history — including the biographical dimension of the authors he studies — but also because he fed each of his writings on historicity. For Losurdo, Stalin may have at times been subject to this universal ideal, but less so than others like Trotsky and Kautsky, who criticised Stalin for not living up to the ideal.

Re; The lack of much on the Trials of the late 30s: But before Domenico Losurdo was struck down by a brain tumor, the Italian Marxist had been at the height of his powers. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. From World War to Cold War, Not just any state, but a strong socialist state.

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