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November 2nd, 2009

The Not So Lost Treasure of the Revolutionary Tradition: 1989 and the Politics of Small Things

Submitted by Jeffrey Goldfarb, New School for Social Research

I think that the kind of activity that Hannah Arendt named “the lost treasure of the revolutionary tradition” was a visible part of the transformations of 1989, and has continued to play a significant role in the politics of transformation. I believe there is no way to better mark the 20 anniversary of the fall [...]

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