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São Paulo – In recent weeks, social networks have entered into a fervent debate, since Caetano Veloso appeared in an interview on the program Conversation with Bial. That’s because Caetano said he was less “liberal” after being introduced by youtuber Jones Manoel to the work of the Italian Marxist Domenico Losurdo (1941-2018).

The statement was the trigger for journalists, opinion makers and academics to label Caetano Veloso and Jones Manoel “Stalinists”. But, after all, how did Caetano Veloso’s statement of criticism of liberalism become a defense to the government of Josef Stalin, the former prime minister of the extinct Soviet Union?

As it is intrinsic to the functioning of social networks, a
serious matter, with different nuances, contradictions and necessary deepening,
it becomes shallow like a saucer. For this reason, we brought here several works from
Italian for those who want to know the thinking of this important intellectual.

The Language of the Empire
Lexicon of American Ideology

Losurdo seeks in this book (2010) to define the roots, bases and boundaries of the American ideological discourse, which currently directs its weapons towards the so-called East. According to the author, the United States uses categories such as ‘terrorism’, ‘fundamentalism’, ‘hatred of the West’ and ‘anti-Americanism’ as ‘weapons of war’ to label not only its enemies but also those that are not willing to close ranks in this fight against those who threaten their model of society.

The Class Struggle
A Political and Philosophical History

In this book (2015), Domenico Losurdo analyzes the present and the past of the class struggle and fixes itself on an intriguing expression used in the Communist Manifesto, by Marx and Engels, that is, ‘class struggles’. For the philosopher, this plural is full of meaning and consequences, which were not always perceived, in the development of political struggle throughout history.

War and Revolution
The World a Century after October 1917

In this dense and original balance of modern revolts (2017), Domenico Losurdo identifies and recriminates a reactionary tendency that has grown among contemporary historians: revisionism.

Western Marxism
How he was born, how he died, how he can be reborn

In this work (2018), Domenico Losurdo tells the parable of Western Marxism: its birth, its evolution and its fall. A controversial and combative work, which can be considered a kind of reckoning with the course of Western Marxism.

Hegel and the Freedom of Moderns

Through a revolutionary interpretation of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s thought, Domenico Losurdo demonstrates how the dialectical philosopher was fully engaged in the political controversies of his time (2019).

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11 million Bolivians will have free vaccine against covid




São Paulo – Former Bolivian President Evo Morales commented, this Wednesday (21st), the importance of youth in the electoral process that led Luis Arce, from the Movement to Socialism (MAS), to victory in the presidential election of October 18 . “Young people saw what it is like to live under the right and the dictatorship. And they reflected on how we were with our revolution and how we were under the coup, ”he said. Evo was overthrown by a coup in November 2019 that brought lawyer and TV presenter Jeanine Áñez to the presidency. With 90% of the official count completed. at 3:40 pm on this Wednesday (21st), Luis Arce approaches 55% of the valid votes. “What was at stake on October 18 was to go back to the past with the privatists or continue to the future with the nationalists,” said Evo Morales in an interview with Breno Altman (watch below).

Asked how the country will recover from the economic crisis aggravated by the coronavirus pandemic, he replied that it will be with the presence of the state. The Bolivian guaranteed that Bolivia will normalize relations with China, Cuba, “some European countries” and Russia. “Those who once asked for market, market, market, now say State, State State, in the face of the pandemic.”

Vaccine against covid-19

“We are going to face the pandemic. When we have the vaccine, we will distribute it to all 11 million Bolivians for free. ” According to him, tackling the pandemic and the crisis will be done through joint work between the federal government, governors and mayors.

In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro not only boycotts health policies, but goes further. On Wednesday, he forbade the country to buy the Chinese vaccine CoronaVac, which would have 46 million doses through negotiations with the state of São Paulo announced the day before by the Minister of Health, Eduardo Pazuello. “I don’t give up my authority”, justified the Brazilian’s head of state.

South America

About neighbors in South America, Evo Morales highlighted the “profound ideological and programmatic difference” between MAS and the president of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, from Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, and the former Argentine president Mauricio Macri. But it was diplomatic. “Whether it is left or right, we must work together respecting our differences. South Americans cannot be isolated, ”he said.

Morales acknowledged that he may have been mistaken as president. “I was wrong, but I am a human being,” he said. “Now we have experience in public management, and we are going to take Bolivia forward, united, organized.” He affirmed that the new government will make “a pact of union between the parties of the right, businessmen and workers, a great national agreement, to raise the economy”, adding: “The moment is to consolidate our process of change, democracy does not end on election day ”.

Evo has been in Argentina since December 2019, where he went into exile after the coup in the country. He said that the return to his country still has no forecast. In an interview with BBC Brazil, the president-elect was not positive about the possible participation of the ex-president in the new government. “If Evo Morales wants to help us, he will be very welcome. But that does not mean that Morales will be in the government. It will be my government, ”he said.

Check out Evo Morales interview with Breno Altman

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