"There is tenderness only in the coarsest demand: that no-one shall go hungry any more" – Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia (1974: 156)
The latest issue of Diacritics is the second of two dedicated to contemporary Italian thought (edited by Timothy Campbell). The issue focuses on “the rubric of the common, the commons, and community as one of the leitmotifs of contemporary Italian thought” (p.101). Particular attention is paid to how the common emerged has a central thematic within recent Italian philosophy. The issue includes a recently translated essay by Giorgio Agamben. The essay was first published in 1970 and was sent by Agamben to Hannah Arendt in 1970 (she refers to it in the German edition of On Violence). The issue also includes essays by Michael Hardt, Ida Dominijanni, Paulo Virno, and Cesare Casarino.