Riccardo Bellofiore

is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Bergamo, Italy. He was a collaborator of the journals Quaderni Piacentini and Primo Maggio in the '80s. He participated in Seminar on Money (1981-5) chaired by Augusto Graziani, a major proponent of circuit theory, the idea that the economic process is a circular sequence of monetary flows; in his writings, Bellofiore has sought to demonstrate that the Marxian labour theory of value can be set out in terms of the monetary circuit model. As a member of the International Symposium on Marxian Theory, he has contributed to the international revival of critical research into Marx's critique of political economy, co-editing the following proceedings: The Constitution of Capital. Essays on Volume I of Capital (2004), Re-reading Marx: New perspectives after the critical edition (2009), In Marx’s Laboratory: Critical Interpretations of the Grundrisse (2013). He has also edited: Marxian Economics: A Reappraisal, Essays on Vol. III of Capital (2 vols, 1998); Rosa Luxemburg and the Critique of Political Economy (2009).

May '68, from the Critique of Society to the Critique of Political Economy

May ’68, from the Critique of Society to the Critique of Political Economy

I arrived in Turin with my par­ents in Sep­tem­ber of ‘68. It was the dawn of what would lat­er become the work­ers’ ’69: the great absence – as I will argue – in the com­mem­o­ra­tions of these years, squeezed between the twen­ti­eth anniver­sary of the stu­dent strug­gles and the bicen­te­nary of the French Rev­o­lu­tion.