Michael Hardt

Michael Hardt, widely considered one of the most articulate and creative thinkers/writers on the Left these past twenty years, has done so from a base of Duke University, where he is a professor of literature. But he is also, part of the year now, calling Seattle home. With Antonio Negri, he has written a trilogy of Empire, Multitude, and Commonwealth; and Declaration. He is here this evening with the newest of their joint volumes, Assembly (Oxford University Press).

"Are you ready for democracy? Assembly argues: don't be scared to remake it. Disturbing the tendency of resistance struggles to become hamstrung by a poverty of organization, Hardt and Negri throw question after question at left political habits and traditions of thought, imagining a New Prince from the multitude and new tools for self-governance. Some of their many propositions may seem questionable and some viscerally right, but all are thoughtful, potentially revelatory, fuel." -- Lauren Berlant.

"A smart and in-depth examination of Marxist politics for a new century... [Assembly] is a fascinating, challenging theoretical journey into a future beyond capitalism."--Publishers Weekly.

Co-presented with RED MAY SEATTLE.

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ISBN: 9780190677961
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - September 1st, 2017

Date: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 7:00pm
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The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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