Radical Thought in Italy : A Potential Politics
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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