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The Politicization of Life: On the Meaning of Revolution Today

The text offers a reflection on the possibility of revolutionary politics today, a time of the crisis of politics. I assume that the revolutions so far have only been changing subjects on the positions of power, while leaving the very structure of power itself unchanged. I claim that a real revolution does not mean the takeover of power (position), but exactly the opposite, which is the abolition of the instance of power. It should be reinvented as such and put on the historical map as an emancipatory process of establishing the politics of equality, i.e. of creating a universal—non-etatist, non-representative, non-identitarian—space of politics “for all”, “for anybody”, “for whoever”, without the Other. I am questioning the possibilities for such a revolution that critically —through thought-practice—remodels interpersonal relations, the political community and the relation to the world, including nature, animals, and resources. To achieve this, the invention and redefinition of the revolutionary subject, methods, and organization is necessary.


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Issue No.  269 - Rethinking Revolutions - Marking 100 Years Since the October Revolution
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2017 , volume volume 45 , issue issue 269
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