The new debate on communism requires exploring two essential distinctions: between a political and a philosophical term, and between experimental and governmental communism. This twofold division, this article argues, has a contemporary urgency, which is based on an assessment of the sixties as well as on the assessment of the historical experience of modern communism that, in turn, the political configuration of the sixties motivates us to make.
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Alessandro Russo; Communism: An Idea to Be Divided. South Atlantic Quarterly 1 October 2014; 113 (4): 729–741. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00382876-2803613
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