Henry Mead published an article entitled ‘The Death of Liberalism Has Been Proclaimed Before’ in the American on-line journal, Fair Observer (15 July 2019). The current wave of populism calls to mind the mood of the early 20th century when liberal values in England saw a “strange death.” The impulse that generated new proposals for power distribution as a replacement for both classic and statist liberalism is at work again in forms of post-liberalism on the left as much as the right.
Henry Mead published two posts at the Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right’s blog. You can read Part I and Part II, or you can read both in Tracking the Rise of the Radical Right Globally: CARR Yearbook 2018/2019 (Columbia University Press/ibidem Press, 2019).
Professor Liisi Keedus’ chapter comparing Franz Rosenzweig’s and Mircea Eliade’s post-World War I approach to history has recently been published. The chapter is part of a collective volume edited by Marek Tamm and Laurent Olivier entitle Rethinking Historical Time: New approaches to Presentism.
Henry Mead recently published a chapter entitled ‘Dora Marsden and Anarchist Modernisms’ in Women, Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1890s-1920s: The Modernist Period, ed. Faith Binckes and Carey Snyder (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019), pp. 226-241. The chapter contains a discussion of Max Stirner’s radical individualist theory of history plus details on Emma Goldman’s and Benjamin Tucker’s anarchisms. It identifies Marsden’s quarrel with Tucker as signalling a divergence, continuing through the interwar period, between an anarchist ‘early modernism’ and a conservative ‘high modernism’.
Jorge Varela published a review of Jeff Love’s book on Alexandre Kojève in the latest issue of Radical Philosophy.