Author Archives: John Posch

Webb Keane on the ethical life

Webb Keane (Anthropology, Michigan) comments on his book Ethical Life (2016) and the Vietnamese revolution.

What has become of the American spirit of rebellion?

Lewis Lapham asks ‘what has become of the American spirit of rebellion. Where have all the flowers gone, and what, if anything, is anybody willing to risk in the struggle for “Freedom Now,” “Power to the People,” “Change We Can Believe In”?’

The Revolution Won’t Be Televised

Where did ’68 fail?

“Where did ’68 fail?  It was a fork in the road, both paths of which were wrong. On the one hand it radicalised in a completely futile fashion and turned people to terrorism. For me, being passionate about the tragedy of history, I saw in what happened the futility and the senselessness of tragedy.”

A new novel returns to the short-lived Republic of Mainz (1793)

In the novel Resolution (2016) by A. N. Wilson, its protagonist, Polish-German naturalist Georg Forster (1754-94), finds a job as a university librarian in Mainz, and when the city is seized by the French revolutionary army, he puts his Jacobin ideals in action by becoming a Deputy in the Provincial Revolutionary Government of the four-month Republic of Mainz (1793), the first democratic state on German territory.

Change in the U.S. is coming from below

The Revolution Is Not in Bernie’s Hands,” New Republic, Aug. 26, 2016:     “change is happening – but it’s coming from below”

Eugene O’Neill’s Quest for Greek Tragedy

Lambropoulos, Vassilis (2015). “Eugene O’Neill’s Quest for Greek Tragedy,” in Kathryn Bosher, Fiona Macintosh, Justine McConnell, and Patrice Rankine, eds.: The Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas (Oxford University Press), 211-29.

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Farewell to the Revolution!

Lambropoulos, Vassilis (2012). “Farewell to the Revolution!,” in Vangelis Calotychos, ed.: Manolis Anagnostakis: Poetry and Politics, Silence and Agency in Post-War Greece (Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press), 115-30.


Τραγωδία και αυτονομία

Lambropoulos, Vassilis (2011). “Τραγωδία και αυτονομία,” in Θόδωρος Γραματάς και Γιάννης Παπαδόπουλος, eds.: Τραγικό και τραγωδία στην εποχή της παγκοσμιοποίησης  (Αthens:  Diadrasi), 390-409.

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Greek Chorus in 09

Lambropoulos, Vassilis (2010). “Greek Chorus in 09,” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 28:2 (Fall): 277-83.


Governance, Hubris, and Justice in Modern Tragedy

Lambropoulos, Vassilis (2008). “Governance, Hubris, and Justice in Modern Tragedy,” Thesis Eleven 93 (May): 22-35.

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