In his response to Arjo Klamer, Wolfgang Streeck and Adam Tooze, Francesco Boldizzoni continues his reflection on the public role of history, dwelling in particular on the uses and abuses of the past, history’s problematic relationship with the social sciences, and the concept of “historical agnosticism.” He concludes that the neutralization of history, and the construction of atemporal narratives, has gone hand in hand with the Atlanticization of politics.
Quotes are from Alejandro FoxleyLatin American Experiments in Neoconservative EconomicsBerkeleyUniversity of California Press1983 pp. 41 48; tables 6 and 7 on pp. 45–47. On deindustrialization R.N. Gwynne “The Deindustrialization of Chile 1974–1984” Bulletin of Latin American Research 5.1 (1986) pp. 1–23.
Carlos Fortin“The Failure of Repressive Monetarism, Chile 1973–83,”Third World Quarterly6.2 (1984) p. 310. Fortin served as deputy secretary-general of unctad from 1990 to 2005. See also Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen Hunger and Public Action Oxford Oxford University Press 1989 p. 229ff. Milton Friedman “Free Markets and the Generals” Newsweek January 25 1982 p. 59.
Carl SchmittLand und Meer: Eine weltgeschichtliche BetrachtungLeipzigReclam1942. The quote is taken from Simona Draghici’s English translation (Land and Sea Washington dc Plutarch Press 1997 pp. 48–49) which I have slightly amended. On Schmitt’s philosophical “double-talk” see Nicolaus Sombart Jugend in Berlin 1933–1943. Ein Bericht Frankfurt a.M. Fischer 1991 p. 255ff.