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By Antonio Negri

Political thinker, convicted activist, leftist highbrow and co-author of the best-selling Empire , Antonio Negri is without doubt one of the so much debatable thinkers at paintings at the present time. during this book-length dialog with Anne Dufourmentelle, Negri deals considerate responses to twenty-six phrases, alphabetically prepared, that experience had particular importance for his lifestyles and paintings. Negri speaks overtly the following of his involvement with political hobbies, his exile, his go back to Italy and years there in felony, and his existence due to the fact. yet past the biographical there's a lot the following to provide an explanation for Negri's principles on globalization, the way forward for social switch, and the background of political suggestion. The book's matters - fascism, Heidegger, the purple Brigades, Wittgenstein, empire, Kant, the subconscious, and so forth - are frequently thresholds from which Negri stocks his perspectives on nonetheless higher themes. Negri on Negri presents a desirable glimpse into his brain and existence. might be nowhere else can one interact so conveniently the guidelines of this significant modern philosopher.

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Many of them told the authorities whatever they wanted to hear in order to get out. Those who thought in a certain way were criminalized, and the others were used to accuse them. And so when a militant was arrested, weapon in hand, the police said to him: “You can either languish in prison and risk your neck, my friend, or you can talk…” Some told the truth, which was tragic in and of itself since it led to dozens of arrests; others told lies and sent innocent people to jail. As I say, most of those charged in my trial, the Sette Aprile trial, were acquitted after six or seven years in prison.

6. Renato Curcio, one of the founders of the Red Brigades, was arrested in 1975 and sentenced to thirty years in prison. In the late 1990s he was released on parole. 22 A AS IN… As if you had encouraged people to commit crimes— That isn’t the question. Curcio, the founder of the Red Brigades, served thirty years in prison. He has paid—why keep on hounding him? You say that thought requires time. Yes, it takes time for the thought of a period to develop. There is no 1968 “label,” no evidence of origine controlée that supports a claim to absolute authenticity.

The second wound was opened by my return to Italy—I bring it up again now because it’s a complex thing. I wanted to go back because it seemed possible politically, twenty years later, to pick up the pieces. I discussed the idea with friends in Paris as well as with a number of Italian politicians, all of whom seemed to agree it made sense. But when I got there everything fell apart. No sooner had I arrived in Italy than I was accused of having selfishly come back to settle a personal problem—my prison sentence.

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