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Multitude by Michael Hardt
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Jan 11, 2009

bookshelves: policy-and-social-commentary, neoliberalism-and-postmodernity
Read in January, 2009

Juuuust the sort of well-written, post-Marxist activism this world needs right now. Having adored Hardt & Negri's previous collaboration, Empire, I thought I'd look at their supposedly less academic sequel. While I appreciated the effort, I really preferred the more academic version, in which they trace a lot of contemporary bullshittery back to Hegel, compare Fordist and Taylorist production schemes, and so on. I also have some qualms about their Pollyanna attitude vis-a-vis the multitude overcoming empire, but I very much appreciate their work and ideas.

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