Trilogy of Resistance by Antonio Negri

By Antonio Negri

With Trilogy of Resistance, the political thinker Antonio Negri extends his intervention in modern politics and tradition right into a new medium: drama. the 3 performs accumulated for the 1st time during this quantity dramatize the significant strategies of the cutting edge and influential idea he has articulated in his best-selling books Empire and Multitude, coauthored with Michael Hardt. within the culture of Bertolt Brecht and Heiner M?ller, Negri’s political dramas are designed to impress debate round the primary questions they increase approximately resistance, violence, and tyranny. In Swarm, the protagonist searches for an efficient mode of activism; with assistance from a Greek-style refrain, she attempts on various roles, from the suicide bomber and celebration apparatchik to the multitude. The Bent guy, set in fascist Italy, specializes in a woodcutter who resists fascism through bending himself in and utilizing his personal now-twisted physique as a weapon opposed to warfare. In Cithaeron, might be the main audacious of the 3 performs, Negri reworks Euripides’s Bacchae to discover the situations that will compel a various and inventive neighborhood to withdraw from either the despotic govt that constrains it and the normal family members relationships that strengthen that despotism. First released in France in 2009 and that includes an advent by way of Negri, Trilogy of Resistance presents an immediate and passionate distillation of Negri’s suggestions and gives insights into some of the most vital initiatives in political philosophy presently less than method, in addition to a well timed reminder of the ability of theater to successfully dramatize complicated and demanding rules.

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When you refuse the destructive force of the link that ties life and death together, resistance can be taken completely into being, without any possible outside. chorus: My resistance is absolute freedom. It does not arise from horizons of value that range beyond what freedom is possible, it negates all the processes of liberation because it is already free and it knows it, and this is what makes it strong. My martyrdom, I want to come back to it like an old sock and transform it into a direct testimony of freedom.

Man: The resister constructs a new world from below. By his mere existence he threatens the cynicism of the bourgeoisie, monetary alienation, the expropriation of life, the exploitation of labor, the colonization of the affects. Here indignation finds its new insurrection. The resister’s poverty is his wealth. Take up your body once again! Discover the common life, make generosity into a hammer for driving the nail of virtue into truth. chorus: The chorus’s behavior has oscillated between sarcasm and benevolence.

You’re right, we’ve gone mad. man: chorus: Resistance constructs worlds of madness . . Bizarre lunatics that the psych ward excites and separates: sublime witnesses of reality, embracing truth, capable of opening poverty to desire and teaching desire to act. man: The resister constructs a new world from below. By his mere existence he threatens the cynicism of the bourgeoisie, monetary alienation, the expropriation of life, the exploitation of labor, the colonization of the affects. Here indignation finds its new insurrection.

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