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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From World War to Cold War, Read more Read less. This was, without doubt, a provocative reframing. This chapter carries on the arguments of the previous chapter, especially in relation to the reductio ad Hitlerumwhere Arendt once again comes in for some sustained criticism.

I always highlighted his prodigious productive capacities and the originality of many of his analyses, which could never be taken for granted, though sometimes they were indeed predictable for those who know how Losurdo thought. Only in English please! 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.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Please try again later. How the Red Army Stopped Hitler. 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.

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

His passing is very grave news. Ours to Master Issue To counter a false image of Stalin by pointing out that the accusers were really the guilty ones is not always the best move to make. He argued that totalitarianism is a polysemic concept with origins in Christian theology and that applying it to the political sphere requires an operation of abstract schematism which makes use of isolated elements of historical reality to place fascist regimes and the Soviet Union in the dock together, serving the anti-communism of Cold War -era intellectuals rather than reflecting intellectual research.


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Best wishes, Tom P. 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. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Past Book Club Threads. ChapoTrapHouse comments other discussions 1.

He had no love for writing and most of all trusted his erudition to domwnico spoken word rather than text fixed on paper. The debate rages there.


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Archived from the original on 17 July The Turning Point in the History of Stalin. The hard right is staalin 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. In particular, this took the form of a piercing assault on liberal hypocrisy, most notably expressed in a work first published in Italian inthen translated into English by Verso in as Liberalism: And I found his analysis of the dangers of an ideal, romanticised and universal communism very insightful.

Framing liberalism in terms stalni exclusion, Losurdo sought to recast our view of the twentieth century by centering it on colonialism.

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Have the rest to follow! This is just one of three English-language Losurdo titles due to be published in the next year, continuing to make his work known to yet wider layers of readers.

Churchill in particular was a bigoted racist and white supremacist, and Roosevelt was also sympathetic. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Losurdo was untroubled by treading on toes but was sometimes tinged with contrarianism.