Factory of Strategy Paperback

Thirty-Three Lessons on Lenin

by Antonio Negri;

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Factory of Strategy

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Factory of Strategy is the last of Antonio Negri's major political works to be translated into English. Rigorous and accessible, it is both a systematic inquiry into the development of Lenin's thought and an encapsulation of a critical shift in Negri's theoretical trajectory. Lenin is the only prominent politician of the modern era to seriously question the "withering away" and "extinction" of the state, and like Marx, he recognized the link between capitalism and modern sovereignty and the need to destroy capitalism and reconfigure the state. Negri refrains from portraying Lenin as a ferocious dictator enforcing the proletariat's reappropriation of wealth, nor does he depict him as a mere military tool of a vanguard opposed to the Ancien R gime. Negri instead champions Leninism's ability to adapt to different working-class configurations in Russia, China, Latin America, and elsewhere. He argues that Lenin developed a new political figuration in and beyond modernity and an effective organization capable of absorbing different historical conditions.
He ultimately urges readers to recognize the universal application of Leninism today and its potential to institutionally--not anarchically--dismantle centralized power.

Factory of Strategy by Antonio Negri was published by Columbia University Press in November 2015. The ISBN for Factory of Strategy is 9780231146838.

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Details for Factory of Strategy

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherColumbia University Press (November 2015)
Number of Pages368
Thickness23 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4533311
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