Gianni Vattimo and Santiago Zabala’s Hermeneutic Communism could be read as a “manifesto,” or at the very least a “proclamation.” - LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS

Hermeneutic Communism is much more than a beautifully written essay in political philosophy, reaching from ontological premises to concrete political analyses: it provides a coherent communist vision from the standpoint of Heideggerian postmetaphysical hermeneutics. All those who criticize postmodern 'weak thought' for its inability to ground radical political practice will have to admit their mistake--Gianni Vattimo and Santiago Zabala demonstrate that weak thought does not mean weak action but is the very resort of strong radical change. This is a book that everyone who thinks about radical politics needs like the air he or she breathes! - SLAVOJ ZIZEK

Vattimo and Zabala naturally debunk the whole "end of history" fallacy as well as demonstrate "how within the system of metaphysically framed democracies, change is almost impossible". The only possible alternative left at the moment is in the Latin and especially South American space, where, to quote Noam Chomsky, "People just take democracy more seriously than in the West, certainly the United States."  - ASIA TIMES

 Those interested in the potential for theoretical reformulations made possible by postfoundational political thought and those following the rebellion of marginal sectors of society have a lot to learn from this remarkable book. - ERNESTO LACLAU

 Those interested in the potential for theoretical reformulations made possible by postfoundational political thought and those following the rebellion of marginal sectors of society have a lot to learn from this remarkable book. - GREG GRANDIN

Publisher

Columbia University Press and translated in Spanish, Italian, and Turkish.

interviews

Telos – Michael Marder
Interview with Gianni Vattimo and Santiago Zabala, authors of Hermeneutic Communism by Columbia University Press

reviews

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews – James Swindal
Los Angeles Review of Books – Eduardo Mendieta and Arne de Boever
Ceasefire Magazine  - Lev Marder
El País – Francesc Arroyo
Asia Times  - Pepe Escobar
Rebelión – Pepe Escobar
La Vanguardia – Daniel Gamper
La Stampa – Franca D’Agostini
Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy - Maxwell Kennel
Marx and Philosophy - Bradley Kaye
Periodista Digital – A. Ortiz-Oses
Claves de Razõn Practica – Oriol Alonso Cano
Rebelión – Oriol Alonso Cano
Proyecto SCIO - José Sanmartin Esplugues
Continental Philosophy Review  - Dimitri Ginev
Limit Experience  - S. Fuggle
Astrolabio – Francesco Petrone
The European Legacy – Michael Lawrence
Araucaria. Revista Iberoamericana de Filosofía, Política y Humanidades  - Victor Samuel River
Il Mattino - Corrado Ocone