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Jodi Dean will be discussing THE COMMUNIST HORIZON at Goldsmiths University, London, on the 19th of March. Further information below.


In this new title in Verso’s Pocket Communism series, Jodi Dean unshackles the communist ideal from the failures of the Soviet Union. In an age when the malfeasance of international banking has alerted exploited populations the world over to the unsustainability of an economic system predicated on perpetual growth, it is time the left ended its melancholic accommodation with capitalism.

In the new capitalism of networked information technologies, our very ability to communicate is exploited, but revolution is still possible if we organize on the basis of our common and collective desires. Examining the experience of the Occupy movement, Dean argues that such spontaneity can’t develop into a revolution and it needs to constitute itself as a party.

An innovative work of pressing relevance, THE COMMUNIST HORIZON offers nothing less than a manifesto for a new collective politics.


“This is what everyone engaged in today’s struggles for emancipation needs: a unique combination of theoretical stringency and a realistic assessment of our predicament. To anyone who continues to dwell in illusions about liberal democracy, one should simply say: read Jodi Dean’s new book!” – Slavoj Žižek

“Jodi’s sharp analysis of the impasses of the left is also a kind of requiem for much of the 2.0 bluster of the last decade.” – Mark Fisher, author of CAPITALIST REALISM


A talk with the author:

March 19, 2013, 7pm, GoldsmithsUniversity, London

Jodi Dean will introduce the book with time for questions and answers from the audience. The talk will be followed by a wine reception and book signing. For the full details please visit:


ISBN: 9781844679546 / $19.95 / £12.99 / $21.00CAN/ 256 pages


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Jodi Dean - The Communist Horizon


Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities

Jodi Dean – The Communist Horizon
Public Lecture – Open to all. No registration
Thursday 19th May, 6.30pm, Room B34, Birkbeck Main Building

The antagonism that cuts across capitalist countries is increasingly apparent. Dominant ideological forces can’t obscure it. So they name it and they name it communism. The communist horizon is our horizon.

Jodi Dean is Professor of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. She has authored or edited ten books, including, most recently, ‘Democracy and other Neoliberal Fantasies’ (Duke 2009) and “Blog Theory’ (Polity 2010). She is the co-editor of Theory & Event.

Julia Eisner
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Institute for Social Research (BISR)
Birkbeck, University of London
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