April 24, 2017
Alexander Riccio is a graduate student in ethnic studies at Oregon State University, as well as a community activist working within multiple horizontalist groups in the Corvallis area. His intellectual work seeks to engage questions on revolutionary theories, positions on which have fractured the left since at least the days of the First International. To do this, Mr. Riccio sets about evaluating notions of transitional phases towards utopia, which requires a fundamental reassessment over notions of politics, vanguards, and alienation to overcome conceptual dualisms which impede revolutionary projects. He bounces these ideas off his dog in times when his partner can no longer tolerate his long-windedness.