Carlo Galli Lecture, "Why Still Right and Left?"
Please join us for a lecture with scholar Carlo Galli, "Why Still Right and Left?" The arguments in the lecture were developed by Galli in his book, published in Italy, Perché ancora destra e sinistra (Why still right and left)? (2010)
While contemporary politics are frequently made up of problems that are “neither Right nor Left” concerns, Galli suggests that these categories are still crucial in order to point out problems and advance possible solutions. The origin, the features and the meanings of these categories will therefore be analyzed, with the theoretical and historical reasons of their permanence. Though ideologies change, Right and Left are still part of the contemporary legacy of modernity.
Carlo Galli is Professor of History of Political Theory at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Bologna. His work includes: Genealogia della politica. Carl Schmitt e la crisi del pensiero politico moderno (Il Mulino 2010, second edition); Spazi politici (Il Mulino 2001); La guerra globale (Laterza 2002) (English translation: Political Spaces and Global War, Minnesota Univ. Press, 2010); Enciclopedia del pensiero politico, with Roberto Esposito (Laterza 2005); Lo sguardo di Gano. Saggi su Carl Schmitt (Il Mulino 2008; English translation forthcoming from Duke Univ. Press) Contingenza e necessità nella ragione politica moderna (Laterza 2009) and he is the editor of Manuale di storia del pensiero politico (Il Mulino 2011, third edition).
Galli is the president of the Fondazione Istituto Gramsci Emilia Romagna, and of the Editorial Board of the publisher Il Mulino; he is the editor of the journal “Filosofia politica”. He has also contributed to several political and cultural periodicals and is the political editorialist of the newspaper "la Repubblica."