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’.
Roberta Albertini just published some didactic resources on Futurism as part of her contribution to the Between the Times project. They can be found in the following addresses:
Jorge Varela published a review of Jeff Love’s book on Alexandre Kojève in the latest issue of Radical Philosophy.
The article by Piret Peiker, Krista Mits and Daniele Monticelli on Lydia Koidula’s take on the historical process and “the people” won the Annual Award of the journal Keel ja Kirjandus (Literature and Language) in the field of Literary Studies. The english abstract can be read here and the full text in estonian here.
The impact of Bergsonian ideas on Sorel’s Reflections on Violence, in Lo Sguardo: Rivista di Filosofia, by Tommaso Giordani
The Early Political Thought of Hannah Arendt and Leo Strauss, 2015, Cambridge University Press, by Liisi Keedus