Assembly: A Discussion With Micheal Hardt in #Philly

On Thursday September 7th, Wooden Shoe Books and Records organises a discussion with Michael Hardt about the book Assembly. Hardt wrote the book together with Antonio Negri. Drawing on ideas developed through their well-known Empire trilogy, Hardt and Negri have produced, in ASSEMBLY, a timely proposal for how current large-scale horizontal movements can develop the capacities for political strategy and decision-making to effect lasting and democratic change.

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Originally published by Wooden Shoe Books and Records Facebook event page.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Assembly: A Discussion With Micheal Hardt in Philly

On Thursday September 7th, Wooden Shoe Books and Records organises a discussion with Michael Hardt about the book Assembly. Hardt wrote the book together with Antonio Negri. Drawing on ideas developed through their well-known Empire trilogy, Hardt and Negri have produced, in ASSEMBLY, a timely proposal for how current large-scale horizontal movements can develop the capacities for political strategy and decision-making to effect lasting and democratic change.

In recent years “leaderless” social movements have proliferated around the globe, from North Africa and the Middle East to Europe, the Americas, and East Asia. Some of these movements have led to impressive gains: the toppling of authoritarian leaders, the furthering of progressive policy, and checks on repressive state forces. They have also been, at times, disorganized and ineffectual, or suppressed by disoriented and perplexed police forces and governments who fail to effectively engage them.

Why have the movements, which address the needs and desires of so many, not been able to achieve lasting change and create a new, more democratic and just society? If these new social movements are to achieve meaningful revolution, they must invent effective modes of assembly and decision-making structures that rely on the broadest democratic base. We have not yet seen what is possible when the multitude assembles.

MICHAEL HARDT teaches in the Literature Program at Duke University. He is co-author, with Antonio Negri, of the Empire trilogy: Empire (2000), Multitude (2004), and Commonwealth (2009), as well as Declaration (2012) and Assembly (2017).

Thursday September 7th, 07:00pm – 09:00pm EDT

Wooden Shoe Books and Records

704 South St, Philadelphia 19147




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