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Now : Volume 23, Paperback / softback Book

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Autonomedia
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Political ideologies
  • ISBN: 9781635900071

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