Dossiers’ Table of Contents

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.

The Return of Communism

The Return of Communism

View­point is proud to co-spon­sor the Rome Con­fer­ence on Com­mu­nism, tak­ing place in the eter­nal city from Jan­u­ary 18-22, 2017. The con­fer­ence entails a series of round­table dis­cus­sions with major fig­ures in the his­to­ry, prac­tice, and the­o­ry of com­mu­nism, as well as work­shops bring­ing togeth­er younger activists and mil­i­tants.

The Young Mario Tronti

The Young Mario Tronti

The rela­tion­ship between Anto­nio Gram­sci and operais­mo, if occa­sion­al­ly men­tioned, is rarely expli­cat­ed. And if trans­la­tions of Tronti’s 1960s writ­ings have appeared in frag­ments, his pri­or for­ma­tion has remained almost entire­ly obscured. These texts pro­vide the read­er with not only some of the ideas per­co­lat­ing in the mind of the young Tron­ti, but also a win­dow into the pre­his­to­ry of work­erism: the tumul­tuous debates with­in the Ital­ian left of the 1950s over the mean­ings of Marx­ism.

Black Liberation on Campus, 2015?

Black Liberation on Campus, 2015?

As this inquiry demon­strates, cam­pus activism has tak­en myr­i­ad forms – from peren­ni­al die-ins and walk­outs to a cam­paign for a Lev­el 1 Trau­ma Cen­ter. Still, what many share is a rejec­tion of the mythos of “Black progress.” What they embrace, in turn, is that the endur­ing con­di­tion of Blacks in the Unit­ed States is one of strug­gle, neces­si­tat­ing agi­ta­tion for the re-imag­i­na­tion of equi­ty in an equal­ly endur­ing white-suprema­cist order.