Nigel Ritchie: “Radical Translation as Direct Action”

“The project “Radical Translations“repositions radical translators not as passive collaborators of a predominantly French revolutionary culture but as activists seeking to spread progressive ideas into new contexts, and create new political tools for action. … The project also seeks to foreground the lives of over 500 translators, ranging from well-known revolutionaries to lesser known radicals, and those anonymous, or pseudonymous, translators whose lives are barely known at all.”