Edition: 2023
Pages: 384
Series: BUL
ISBN: 9788842077176

The Anti-History of Liberalism

Domenico Losurdo



Why is it that the celebration of freedom in the liberal tradition often goes hand in hand with the assimilation of waged workers to instruments of work and the theorisation of despotism and even of slavery in the colonial populations? Losurdo investigates the contradictions and shadowy areas neglected by researchers, proposing an anti-history that highlights the difficulties of conciliating the theoretical defence of individual freedoms with the realities of political and social relations. 

The author

Domenico Losurdo

 Domenico Losurdo is an emeritus professor at the University of Urbino. His widely translated publications include: Historical Revisionism. Problems and myths; The Original Sin of the 20th Century; Liberalism: A Counter-History; Class War. A political and philosophical history; The Non Violence. A history beyond the mith. For Laterza he has also edited Hegel’s Historical and Political Writings and the Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels.

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