NONFICTION / PHILOSOPHY
Treason of the Intellectuals
Benda’s book is the great twentieth-century defense of intellectual integrity. It has become extraordinarily timely again at a moment when social criticism often routes itself through the particular loyalties of racial, religious, and national identity.
PHILOSOPHY / POLITICS
Where Are We Now?
Agamben is right that our rulers will use every opportunity to consolidate their power, especially in times of crisis. That coronavirus is being exploited to strengthen mass-surveillance infrastructure is no secret.
––Marco D’Eramo, NEW LEFT REVIEW