Elia Zaru

is a PhD student at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy. He also works as a teaching assistant at the University of Milan, and is part of the organizing group of the Critical Theory of Society seminar at the University of Milan Bicocca. For the last ten years, he has been part of the editorial collective of Radio Onda d'Urto.

Hans-Jürgen Krahl (1943-1970)

Hans-Jürgen Krahl (1943-1970)

For Anglo­phone read­ers, Hans-Jür­gen Krahl’s name is most dis­tinc­tive as a mark­er for a pos­si­ble alter­na­tive path with­in the Frank­furt Insti­tute for Social Research. Yet set­ting aside spec­u­la­tion over var­ied intel­lec­tu­al genealo­gies, Krahl’s the­o­ret­i­cal work is most dis­tinc­tive because of the thor­ough­ly con­junc­tur­al char­ac­ter of his writ­ings.

Krahl and His Conjuncture: An Interview with Detlev Claussen

Krahl and His Conjuncture: An Interview with Detlev Claussen

  The fol­low­ing inter­view was con­duct­ed on July 23rd, 2017 with Detlev Claussen, Hans-Jür­gen Krahl’s com­rade in the Ger­man stu­dent move­ment, includ­ing the Sozial­is­tis­ch­er Deutsch­er Stu­den­ten­bund (SDS), found­ed as the col­le­giate branch of the Ger­man Social Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty (SPD). We would like to thank Diet­mar Lange for his assis­tance, espe­cial­ly con­cern­ing the rela­tion­ship between Ger­man groups and Ital­ian work­erism.  … Read more →

Subjectivity and Class Composition: Methodological Notes on Krahl and Negri

Subjectivity and Class Composition: Methodological Notes on Krahl and Negri

“Why do those who have no need for it take up the red flag?” “It is human­i­ty that under­stands itself in activ­i­ty.”1 With this quote from Bloch, Hans-Jür­­gen Krahl con­cludes the brief polit­i­cal auto­bi­og­ra­phy he wrote while fac­ing the tri­al that saw him and sev­er­al of his com­rades tried for protest actions against the con­fer­ring of the peace prize on… Read more →