Book Discussion on Commonwealth

Michael Hardt talked about his book Commonwealth (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press; October 1, 2009). It is the third book of a trilogy… read more

Michael Hardt talked about his book Commonwealth (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press; October 1, 2009). It is the third book of a trilogy Michael Hardt with the books Empire and Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire that he wrote with Antonio Negri. He presented his thoughts on what he deems an alternative model of political and social organization where the “public” and the “private” are superseded by the “common.” He presented this as part of a solution for a broken economic system. Neil Smith then offered his comments on the book. Then both men responded to questions from members of the audience at the audience at the Abrons Art Center of the Henry Street Settlement in New York City. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Michael P. Hardt Professor Duke University->Literature and Italian
  • Neil Smith Distinguished Professor City University of New York->Anthropology and Geography

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Book Discussion on Commonwealth

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New York, New York, United States
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Nov 29, 2009

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  • Nov 29, 2009 | 5:02am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 29, 2009 | 5:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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