The communist militant, philosopher and historian Domenico Losurdo died in June. He worked for many years on the history of liberalism, as he sought to rethink the processes of emancipation. In this 2013 interview for l’Humanité he revisited the themes of his Liberalism: A Counter History.
The author of multiple books, Losurdo focused on uncomfortable political leaders and themes that mainstream thought preferred to banish.
Angelo d'Orsi remembers the work of Domenico Losurdo
Domenico Losurdo looks at the foundational link between liberalism and Atlantic slavery, and liberal philosophers' shifting positions on slavery in the period between Somersett v Stewart and the American Civil War.