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revolutionary euphoria making a come-back//Mourning in America | Boston Review

July 25th, 2017 · No Comments

A misanalysis? The same indictment works even better for liberal democracy whose success has proven a defeat as the neo-liberal coup d’etat effectively canceled the 1980 ‘victory’ over communism and makes the transition to postcapitalism inevitable…

Enzo Traverso, an Italian-born historian at Cornell University, has written the perfect meditation for our melancholy age. His Left-Wing Melancholia: Marxism, History, and Memory is not quite a book so much as it is a set of variations on a theme: namely, that ever since the fall of communism, a culture of defeat has characterized the left’s understanding of political history and theoretical critique.

Source: Mourning in America | Boston Review

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