Rodrigo Nunes

teaches modern and contemporary philosophy at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). His book Beyond the Horizontal: Rethinking the Question of Organisation is forthcoming with Verso.

It Takes Organizers to Make a Revolution

It Takes Organizers to Make a Revolution

This text will pro­pose that we approach Lenin not as a titan, but as an equal. Not the all-con­quer­ing rev­o­lu­tion­ary, the mas­ter tac­ti­cian who always made the right deci­sion, let alone the mighty par­ty- or state-builder, but some­thing more pro­sa­ic and relat­able, though no less impor­tant: an orga­niz­er.

Spain: From Networks to Parties … and Back

Spain: From Networks to Parties … and Back

Where­as the tra­di­tion­al, tele­o­log­i­cal nar­ra­tive would see “matu­ri­ty” as putting all eggs in the one party’s bas­ket, then, Span­ish move­ments hedged their bets, cre­at­ing an ecol­o­gy of alter­na­tives that, by bal­anc­ing each oth­er, increase the pos­si­bil­i­ty of social con­trol.