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debate over a useable past

James Livingston’s Reply to Rivka Maizlish

The following is James Livingston’s latest contribution to a vigorous debate on the uses of history.  Please see the other posts in this exchange by Ben Alpers, Jim Livingston, and Rivka Maizlish. I’m grateful to Rivka Maizlish for her brave, angry, and hilarious response to my post on the usable past, the originary blame for which I happily assign to Ben Alpers—who somehow noticed that I’ve been rethinking the relation between radicalism, reform, and revolution.  And Tim Lacy, Kurt Newman, fuck you, too, for unruly if not unlawful incitement.  Sorry to leave Dan Wickberg out this time.  Anybody else I Read more