Category Archives: Interview

Beyond the Periphery of the Skin: An Interview with Silvia Federici

Celebrating March 8, International Women’s Day … What is the “body” under capitalism? When we speak of the body, how has our sense of “self” in relation to our bodies been redefined, reduced, and mutilated under the logic of capital … Continue reading

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Italy: Autonomia (13) – Paolo Virno

Paolo Virno was active in Potere Operaio until its dissolution in 1973. He was actively in the movement of 1977 and with Oreste Scalzone and Franco Piperno, founded the Metropolitan magazine. Two years later, the editorial group of the magazine … Continue reading

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Jacques Rancière: ‘No institution emancipates people’

From the Verso Books Blog (15/02/2023)… The philosopher Jacques Rancière invites us to fundamentally reconsider our conception of education. Criticising the current ‘teacher-pupil’ configuration, which he believes aggravates inequalities, he proposes a teaching method that is both demanding and intellectually … Continue reading

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Jacques Rancière: Between anarchy and anarchism

We do not gain from the working operations of history that comprehensive understanding which would reveal the true solution. At best we rectify errors which occur along the way, but the new scheme is not immune to errors which will … Continue reading

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Enzo Traverso: ‘If we wanted to find an ancestor for Giorgia Meloni, it would be the Vichy regime’

Giorgia Meloni, the leader of Italy’s far-right party, Fratelli d’Italia, spent years on the country’s political margins before she was elected Prime Minister last fall. In this interview, Enzo Traverso sheds light on the significance of her rise and what Fascism … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Trying to see beyond our myths

In response to a recent text by anarchists entitled Anarchist Antimilitarism and Myths About the War in Ukraine (antimilitarismus.noblogs.org and the Anarchist Library) and continuing with an earlier reflection on “revolutionary defeatism“, we share an interview below with Antti Rautiainen … Continue reading

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The critique of the school in post-’68 French thought: Interview with Jacques Rancière

There aren’t two sorts of mind. There is inequality in the manifestations of intelligence, according to the greater or lesser energy communicated to the intelligence by the will for discovering and combining new relations; but there is no hierarchy of intellectual capacity. Emancipation is … Continue reading

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Jean-Luc Godard by Jean-Luc Godard

For Jean-Luc Godard … Nous n’avons jamais prétendu que l’art puisse changer la nature et la qualité des choses, faire du crime une vertu, rendre moralement bon ce qui est moralement mauvais. Nous disons que l’art, en tant qu’art, est … Continue reading

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Enzo Traverso: Revolutions are still breathing life into history

Historian Enzo Traverso on his latest book, Revolution: An Intellectual History. The interview originally appeared in the Alias section of il manifesto, 9 July 2022 and was published in the Verso books blog, 01/08/2022, translated by David Broder. “Revolution — without icons and without capital letters … Continue reading

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Remembering Howard Zinn

My viewpoint, in telling the history of the United States, is different: that we must not accept the memory of states as our own. Nations are not communities and never have been. The history of any country, presented as the … Continue reading

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