Mario Tronti is a philosopher and politician. In the 1960s he was among the founders of operaismo (Italian “workerism”), a heterodox school of Marxist thought, and later he played a leading role in the Italian Communist Party. He has been a newspaper editor, university professor, president of the Centro per la Riforma dello Stato, and Senator of the Italian Republic. He is the author of Workers and Capital and many anthologized essays as well as other books in Italian.
Andrew Anastasi is a member of the Viewpoint Magazine editorial collective and a doctoral candidate in Sociology and Critical Theory at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is the translator of numerous works from Italian as well as the editor of The Young Mario Tronti, a dossier on the early philosophical and political development of one of the founders of Italian operaismo . His doctoral research investigates relations between New Left movement organizations and the U.S. capitalist state during the 1960s and 1970s, focusing on the War on Poverty and its afterlives. Anastasi has worked in public high schools and colleges for the past decade and currently teaches courses in political sociology, social movements, and social theory at Queens College, City University of New York.