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By Jim Lehrer

ISBN-10: 0307824454

ISBN-13: 9780307824455

A pointy satire of the presidential debate that alterations the process electoral politics (and the scoop enterprise) forever--by Jim Lehrer, who has been a moderator of previous presidential debates. The ambitions of this satire--religious fundamentalists, political handlers, self-important reporters, feral community programming heads--could now not be extra well timed.

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Preferiamo ricercarne i fondamenti storici e quindi la diversa portata e i diversi significati che quel movimento ha avuto nei vari momenti della sua storia... » 12 Der historische Roman, Berlin 1 9 5 6 , p. 6 [trad. it. Il romanzo storico, Einaudi, Torino 1 9 6 5 ] . Per quanto Lukàcs dica qui di non essersi posto questo ideale come mèta, è certo che non v i si è mai avvicinato tanto come in questa mirabile trattazione del romanzo storico. 13 Carlo Salinari, Leggendo Lukàcs, in «H Contemporaneo», 3 0 novembre 1 9 5 7 .

Chi intona la canzone del «nuovo» ha dunque buone speranze di successo: sette squilli di tromba, e cadranno tutte le mura di Gerico. L'Italia, dice un mio acuto amico a proposito dei neopositivisti, resta il paese che si conquista col gesso. Lo spirito da ultimatum che pervade l'articolo dell'Agazzi spiega come egli riesca piuttosto bene, per affinità elettiva, a delineare le vicende della recente cultura italiana: trionfo del positivismo, trionfo dell'idealismo, trionfo del marxismo tra staliniano e gramsciano.

Sembra incredibile che il X X Congresso e i fatti d'Ungheria abbiano avuto sulla psiche della Guiducci il risultato di piegarla a questo grado di primitivismo genealogico, ma speriamo che si tratti di un caso isolato e che non sia necessario per questo ridiventare stalinisti onde salvare l'intelletto, sia pure a detrimento della psiche. Fatto sta, insomma, che in quelle tristi condizioni Lukács non poteva diventare altro che Lukács, e non un metodologo, perché costoro nascono soltanto «là dove i terreni di cultura conoscono una vecchia e moderna coltivazione di empirismo e di pratica scientifica più specializzata» (p.

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