Valerio Romitelli – Love of Politics


Dismantling indifference

The social justice trend experimented by governments has died, together with communism and class parties: no political alliance has been able to demonstrate that egalitarian politics are universally achievable and, without this touchstone, drift of politics has lead to a drift of thought, devoted to an apathetic acquiescence or to an atomist intolerance that both succumb to the noisy buzz of communication’s deluge. Yet we could dismantle indifference and create new critical areas if we found our love of politics again, getting the best out of our past and combining this love with recent experiences. How? Just read this essay and you’ll find out.

Translation by Sara Di Girolamo

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Heiko H. Caimi
Heiko H. Caimi, born in 1968, is a writer, screenwriter, poet and teacher of fiction writing. He has collaborated as an author with publishers Mondadori, Tranchida, Abrigliasciolta and others. He has taught at the Egea bookshop of Bocconi University in Milan and several other schools, libraries and associations in Italy and Switzerland. Since 2013 he has been editorial director of the literature magazine Inkroci. He is one of the founders and organizers of the traveling literary festival Libri in Movimento. He collaborates with the news magazine "InPrimis" keeping the column "Pages in a minute" and with the blog of the writer Barbara Garlaschelli "Sdiario". He published the novel "I predestinati" (The Predestined, Prospero, 2019) and edited the anthology of short stories "Oltre il confine. Storie di migrazione" (Over the border. Migration stories, Prospero, 2019).