• The FBI Informant File of Sheila Louise O'Connor
The above features contain material from a work in progress: A history of the Revolutionary Union/Revolutionary Communist Party 1968-1980, a collaboration with Conor Gallagher. For more info, click here.
• Stalin's General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov: An interview with Geoffrey Roberts
• Review of "Tacit Subjects: Belonging and Same-Sex Desire among
Dominican Immigrant Men"
• Review of Geoffrey Roberts's "Molotov: Stalin's Cold Warrior"
What drives your curiosity?
I am certain it is because I've never grown up. Kids notice
everything. You bring a kid into a new home – someone else's home that
doesn't have kids – where the breakables are not protected. The kid will
come in and everything is an exploration. What is this? What is that?
Can I pick this up? Will this break? How much does this weigh? Can I get
this dirty? Can I get this clean? Can I pull on the curtain? Kids are
born curious. We beat it out of them by telling them "sit down, you
might break it". I think a scientist – speaking to other scientists – is
a kid who has never grown up. It is not a question of what you have to
do to keep a kid interested, it is what you have to do to the adults to
get them out of the way so that the kid never stops being interested. That's the challenge.
Midway through the book Jameson makes a compelling case for why “Marx alone sought to combine a politics of revolt with the poetry of the future and applied himself to demonstrate that socialism was more modern than capitalism and more productive.” For Jameson, “To recover that futurism and that excitement is surely the fundamental task of any left discursive struggle today.”