Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire
In their international bestseller Empire, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri presented a grand unified vision of a world in which the old forms of imperialism are no longer effective. But what of Empire in an age of “American empire”? Has fear become our permanent condition and democracy an impossible dream? Such pessimism is profoundly mistaken, the authors argue. Empire, by interconnecting more areas of life, is actually creating the possibility for a new kind of democracy, allowing different groups to form a multitude, with the power to forge a democratic alternative to the present world order.Exhilarating in its optimism and depth of insight, Multitude consolidates Hardt and Negri’s stature as two of the most important political philosophers at work in the world today.
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Review: Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of EmpireUser Review - Alex Lee - Goodreads
The basic foundation in this book comes from Marx, that is to say, the form of labor -- forces of production -- shape subjectivity. Unlike Marx however, Hardt and Negri take the position that labor ... Read full review
Review: Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of EmpireUser Review - Goodreads
The further this books gets from its authors' idea of Empire, the more facile the discussion becomes. Largely uncritical ideas of democracy constitute the latter half. Apparently, political theorists have sophomore slumps, too. Read full review