- Editors' Note
CR: The New Centennial Review is devoted to comparative studies of the Americas. The journal's primary emphasis is on the opening up of the possibilities for a future Americas which does not amount to a mere reiteration of its past. We seek interventions, provocations, and indeed, insurgencies that release futures for the Americas. In general, CR welcomes work that is inflected, informed, and driven by theoretical and philosophical concerns at the limits of the potentialities for the Americas.
Such work may be explicitly concerned with the Americas, or it may be broader, global and/or genealogical scholarship with implications for the Americas. CR recognizes that the language of the Americas is translation, and that therefore questions of translation, dialogue, and border crossings (linguistic, cultural, national, and the like) are necessary for rethinking the foundations and limits of the Americas.
For forty-five years, CR has been a journal committed to interdisciplinarity, and we continue to encourage work that goes beyond a simple performance of the strategies of various disciplines and interdisciplines, and that therefore interrogates them. [End Page vii]
"New Paths in Political Philosophy" had its genesis in the eponomous symposium organized by Alberto Moreiras and held at the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York, in late March 2007. The motivation for organizing the symposium was to celebrate the work that Carlo Galli, Roberto Esposito, and Giuseppe Duso had been doing for many years through their journal Filosofia politica as well as through their own writings. Any number of people made crucial contributions to the success of that event. We thank Alberto for organizing this event and providing us the opportunity to publish its proceedings. In addition, we would like to mention the following people for their contributions to making the event both a remarkable intellectual gathering and something more memorable yet: Sergio Villalobos, Susana Draper, Sara Nadal, Teresa Vilarós, Orlando Bentancor; Laurence and Barbara Shine, María José Villacañas, Maureen Jameson, and Charles Stinger. [End Page viii]