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Author: Jones Irwin

instances of “post-truth” across the political spectrum. In the case of right-wing discourse, I will focus on the attempt of Italian fascism to “step outside the context of liberal democracy” in the mid-twentieth century ( Donald & Hall, 1986 , p. vii). Rather than being a simplistic or knee

In: On the Question of Truth in the Era of Trump
The Critical Philosophy of Herbert Marcuse
In Eros and Revolution, Javier Sethness Castro presents a comprehensive intellectual and political biography of the world-renowned critical theorist Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979). Investigating the origins and development of Marcuse's dialectical approach vis-à-vis Hegel, Marx, Fourier, Heidegger, and Freud as well as the central figures of the Frankfurt School—Horkheimer, Adorno, Neumann, Fromm, and Benjamin—Sethness Castro chronicles the radical philosopher's lifelong activism in favor of anti-capitalism, anti-fascism, and anti-authoritarianism together with Marcuse's defiant revindication of global libertarian-socialist revolution as the precondition for the realization of reason, freedom, and human happiness. Beyond examining Marcuse's revolutionary life and contributions, moreover, the author contemplates the philosopher's relevance to contemporary struggle, especially with regard to ecology, feminism, anarchism, and the general cause of worldwide social transformation.
This book presents the work of Polish and American philosophers about Poland’s transition from Communist domination to democracy. Among their topics are nationalism, liberalism, law and justice, academic freedom, religion, fascism, and anti-Semitism. Beyond their insights into the ongoing situation in Poland, these essays have broader implications, inspiring reflection on dealing with needed social changes.
This work depicts Otto Bauer as the main politician of the SDAP and attempts a critical-analytical interpretation of his socio-political theories, which are shown against the background of the debates within the First and Second Internationals, political events within the SDAP, the international workers’ movement, and the socio-historical processes in Austria and Europe at the time. The book emphasises Bauer’s analyses, philosophical and historiosophical arguments, his theories of imperialism and the national question, his deliberations on possible ways to socialism, the war question, and fascism, as well as his political activity. Otto Bauer (1881-1938) is also a treatise of the ideological, intellectual, cultural and political movement shaped by Bauer: Austromarxism.

First published in German by Peter Lang as Otto Bauer: Studien zur social-politischen Philosophie, Frankfurt, 2005.
Author: John Ryder

trait of the community, but the appeal is half-hearted, for several reasons. One of them is that the victory over blood-and-soil fascism in 1945 is deeply carved into the Russian sense of identity, which makes it relatively less likely that the Russian population in large numbers can embrace that sort

In: Knowledge, Art, and Power
Author: Himani Bannerji
The Ideological Condition: Selected Essays on History, Race and Gender is a reader comprised of many of Himani Bannerji’s English writings over a long period of teaching and research in Canada and India. Bannerji creates an interdisciplinary analytical method and extends the possibilities of historical materialism by predominantly drawing on Marx, Gramsci, and Dorothy Smith. Essays here instantiate Marx’s general proposition that while all ideology is a form of consciousness, all forms of consciousness are not ideological. Applying this insight to issues ranging from patriarchy through race, class, nationalism, liberalism and fascism, Bannerji breaks through East-West binaries, challenging the mystifying approaches to the constitution of the social, and shows that a sustained struggle against ideological thinking is at the heart of a fundamental socialist struggle.
A Diachronic Interpretation of Prison Notebooks
Many scholars have recently shown great interest in a diachronic re-examination of Antonio Gramsci’s main theoretical-political categories in the Prison Notebooks. This method would uncover the origins and development of Gramsci’s concepts using the same method that Gramsci himself believed would allow us to grasp ‘the rhythm of thought’ in Marx. The present work embraces this perspective and puts it to work in two ways. Its first part analyzes the relation between structure and superstructure and the concepts of hegemony and the regulated society. Its second part extends the diachronic analysis to the conceptual pairings which represent alternatives to structure-superstructure, encompassing questions of political and cultural organisation as well as the relation between Gramsci and the major proponents of historical materialism (Marx, Engels, Lenin).

English translation of Il ritmo del pensiero: per una lettura diacronica dei «Quaderni del carcere» di Gramsci published by Bibliopolis, Naples (2011).
Author: Dustin J. Byrd

Vietnamese in shallow graves. Thus the middle of the 20th century, marked by the struggle against Hitler’s, Mussolini’s, and Franco’s fascism, as well as the old and crumbling European empires, was a vicious and deadly age. However, the dialectic of history – history as “slaughterbench” to use Hegel’s term

In: The Critique of Religion and Religion’s Critique
Author: E. Paul Colella

solution. One need look no further than the following passage from his 1926 book on fascism in order to uncover Prezzolini’s attitude towards settled philosophical programmes. “It is not necessary in Italy”, writes Prezzolini, to follow slavishly any particular programme; what really counts in

In: The Italian Pragmatists

quickly absorbed into Benito Mussolini’s Fasci di combattimento . It also made them advocates of the eugenics campaign of the Fascists. 33 Though Prezzolini would later deny any connection between futurism and fascism, Croce observed that, “To anyone with a sense of historical connections, the ideal

In: The Italian Pragmatists