Over the past several decades, Italian revolutionary politics has offered a model for new forms of political thinking. This text continues that tradition by providing a view of the potential for a radical democratic politics today that not only speaks to the Italian situation but also to a broadly international context. First, the essays settle accounts with the culture of cynicism, opportunism and fear that has come to permeate the left. They then analyze the new difficulties and possiblilites opened by the current economic conditions and the crisis of the welfare state. Finally, the authors propose a series of concepts - such as exodus, general intellect, and constituent power - that should be helpful in rethinking revolution in our times. The book also enters into debates on the contemporary limits and possibilities of radical democratic politics in the US and elsewhere.
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PaoloVirnois an Italian philosopher, semiologist, and a prominent figure among contemporary Marxist thinkers. He teaches philosophy of language at the University of Rome. He is the author ofA Grammar of the Multitude, Multitude: Between Innovation and Negation, When the Word Becomes Flesh: Language and Human Nature, andDeja Vu and the End of History.
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Book Description University of Minnesota Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0816625522
Book Description University of Minnesota Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0816625522