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Now (Semiotext(e) / Intervention #23) (Paperback)

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This is book number 23 in the Semiotext(e) / Intervention series.

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A new political critique from the authors of The Coming Insurrection, calling for a "destituent process" of outright refusal and utter indifference to government.

Now is the phantom chapter to the Invisible Committee's previous book, To Our Friends a new critique from the anonymous collective that establishes their opposition to the world of capital and its law of labor, addresses current anti-terrorist rhetoric and the ferocious repression that comes with it, and clarifies the end of social democracy and the growing rumors of the need for a coming "civil war." Now emerges at a time when the Invisible Committee's contestation has found echoes throughout the West, with a collapse of trust in the police, an inept weariness on the part of the political system, a growing urgency for opposition, a return of the theme of the Commune, a vanishing distinction between radicals and citizens, and a widespread refusal on the part of the citizen to be governed. As farcical political elections continue to unfold worldwide like a line of tumbling dominoes, and governments increasingly struggle to reclaim a legitimacy that has already slipped out of their grasp, Now clarifies the Invisible Committee's attitude toward all such elections and their outcome: one of utter indifference. Now proposes a "destituent process" that charts out a different path to be taken, a path of outright refusal that simply ignores elections altogether. It is a path that calls for taking over the world and not taking power, for exploring new forms of life and not a new constitution, and for desertion and silence as alternatives to proclamations and crashes. It is also a call for an unprecedented communism--a communism stronger than nation and country.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781635900071
ISBN-10: 1635900077
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Publication Date: October 20th, 2017
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Semiotext(e) / Intervention