We read a bunch of stuff about Walter Benjamin and Enzo Traverso and tried to have a conversation about it.
We've only managed to reinforce the idea that "The organization of pessimism" is the only slogan that can save us from death.
Traverso, Enzo. Left-wing melancholia : Marxism, history, and memory. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. Print.
Against Revolutionary Pessimism and Optimism: Revolutionary Realism by J. Moufawad Paul
An Invisible Underground River: On Left-Wing Melancholia- Michael Lowy
How to kill a zombie: strategizing the end of neoliberalism- Mark Fisher
Walter Benjamin’s Gothic Marxism and The Organization of Pessimism: Michael Lowy
Victor Serge: Indispensable Critic of Leftist Illusion- Mitchel Abidor
Four Reasons the European Left Lost- Wolfgang Streeck
The Organization of Pessimism: Profane Illumination & Anthropological Materialism in Walter Benjamin