The Idea of Communism 2
is the result of a three day conference Communism, A New beginning?
featuring Alain Badiou, Etienne Balibar, Bruno Bosteels, Susan Buck-Morss, Jodi Dean, Adrian Johnston, François Nicolas, Frank Ruda, Emmanuel Terray and Slavoj Žižek.
The volume brings together their discussions on the philosophical and political import of the communist idea, highlighting both its continuing significance and the need to reconfigure the concept within a world marked by havoc and crisis.
To celebrate the conference, Verso put together an extensive resources and commentray post that can be read in full here
Several recordings of the conference presentations can also be viewed on the Verso youtube
On November 2nd, Cornell University is hosting an all-day symposium on Communist Currents. Panelists will put forward radical interventions on a range of issues from governance in Venezuela to the salience of BRICS rhetoric.
In addition, Verso authors Jodi Dean
, Bruno Bosteels
, will be chairing panels, and Alberto Toscano
is set to present a paper.
The event is sponsored by the Society for the Humanities, with additional support from the Department of Government, Department of History, and the Program in French Studies.
Check out the full schedule here
Let's talk about horizons - communist horizons. Because they seem to have a particular allure. Especially if we listen to Joseph G. Ramsey who, apart from discussing what is so appealing about these specifically communist horizons, also gives Jodi Dean's neat manifesto The Communist Horizon
meticulous praise in a recent article at Counterpunch