This was added in comments to a previous post, but worth greater visibility.
Originally posted on The Charnel-House:
Pam C. Nogales C. and Ross Wolfe
Image:Photograph of the Paris barricade during the
1871 Commune, taken by Pierre-Ambrose Richebourg
Platypus Review № 46 | May 2012
On March 17, 2012, Ross Wolfe and Pam Nogales of the Platypus Affiliated Society interviewed Domenico Losurdo, the author, most recently, of Liberalism: A Counter-History (2011). What follows isan edited transcriptof their conversation. Full video of the interview can be foundhere.
Ross Wolfe: How would you characterize the antinomy of emancipation and de-emancipation in liberal ideology? From where did this logic ultimately stem?
Domenico Losurdo: I believe that this dialectic between emancipation and de-emancipation is the key to understanding the history of liberalism. The class struggle Marx speaks about is a confrontation between these forces. What I stress is that sometimes emancipation and de-emancipation are strongly connected to one another. Of course we can see in the history…
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