Goodbye Mr. Socialism (Paperback)

By Antonio Negri, Peter Thomas (Translator), Raf Valvola Scelsi

Seven Stories Press, 9781583227756, 256pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2008

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Description

In the current era of war, globalization, and domestic crisis, what is to be made of the global left? Goodbye Mr. Socialism offers a gripping encounter with one of today's leading leftists, presenting his most up-to-date analysis of global events and his views on the prospects for the left in an age of neoliberalism. In his most accessible work yet, Antonio Negri discusses the state of the global left since the end of the Cold War and suggests a new politics in a series of rousing conversations with Italian journalist Raf Scelsi. Scelsi prompts Negri to critique the episodes in the post-Cold War period that have afforded the left opportunities to rethink its strategies, both in terms of organization and of political programs and objectives. Addressing the twilight of social democracy, Negri offers a compelling defense of the prospects for social transformation. Antonio Negri was born in Padua in 1933. He is one of the world's leading critics of state power and has been actively involved in political movements to transform society. In 1979 he was arrested for being part of the Red Brigades and sentenced to a term in prison. Although he fleed to France in 1983 after having been included in the electoral list of the Italian Radical Party, Negri later returned to Italy in 1997. Among his most important works are Empire and Multitude (both with Michael Hardt). Raf Scelsi teaches philosophy and history. He is an editor with the Italian publisher Feltrinelli and his works include Cyberpunk: Antologia di testi politici (ShaKe, 1990), and No copyright: Nuovi diritti nel 2000 (ShaKe, 1994).


About the Author

ANTONIO NEGRI was born in Padua in 1933. He is one of the world's leading critics of state power and has been actively involved in political movements to transform society. In 1979, he was arrested for his alleged connection to the Red Brigades and sentenced to a term in prison. In 1983, Negri fled into political exile in France and later returned to Italy in 1997, where he voluntarily served his term and was released in 2003. Among his most important works are Empire and Multitude (both with Michael Hardt).
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