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.
"This timely book brings together myriad loose strands of far left thinking with clarity, measured reasoning and humor." —Publishers Weekly, starred
"Impressive… a rare and exciting work of synthesis." —Booklist, starred review
"Brilliant." —The Village Voice
"An inspiring marriage of realism and idealism." —Naomi Klein, author of No Logo
About the Authors:
Michael Hardt is a professor in the literature program at Duke University.
Antonio Negri is an independent researcher and writer and a political prisoner recently released from house arrest in Rome, Italy. He has been a lecturer in political science at the University of Paris and professor of political science at the University of Padua.