Francesco M. De Sanctis

Left, democracy, people. Why is the state still relevant

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Although the Author describes it as a chance to take stock of his own experience in the Italian Parliament during the last five years, this book is neither a pamphlet nor an instant book due to Matteo Renzi's government and the referendum he decided to hold (both of them, in any case, the starting point of Carlo Galli's analysis). It is, instead, an essay of political philosophy, focused on the several critical elements of post-modern age: the crisis of politics (comparing to the economic power of globalization), of democracy (further and further away from people), of the left (unable to propose a radical afterthought of the present). According to the best cultural and political European tradition, Galli's book can be described as a manifesto for a reformist left-wing, able to manage the pluralism of a modern democratic society, avoiding the decline towards populism (which is also deeply analysed).


  • Carlo Galli
  • Democracy
  • Politics
  • Left
  • Populism


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