Category Archives: Interview

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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Tom Cornell and the Catholic Worker

It would be almost impossible to describe any of the regular participants or contributors to Autonomies as catholic, or christian, or even religious, in any traditional or institutional sense of the latter. And yet we are equally aware of the … Continue reading

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For Albert Woodfox (1947-2022)

In my forties, I chose to take my pain and turn it into compassion, and not hate. Whenever I experienced pain of any origin I always made a promise to myself never to do anything that would cause someone else … Continue reading

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Reflections after the Stonewall Riots: Michel Foucault

In my opinion, as important as it may be, tactically speaking, to say at a given moment, ‘I am a homosexual,’ over the long run, in a wider strategy, the question of knowing who we are sexually should no longer … Continue reading

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Reflections after the Stonewall Riots: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Pier Paolo Pasolini interviewed by Louis Valentin (1970) A 1970 interview with Pier Paolo Pasolini, on the youth revolt of the sixties, culture, love, his film “Oedipus Rex”, the heterosexual couple, homosexuality, and more. LV: You have often been accused … Continue reading

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