Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Place together negri's observation that revolt arises from wealth – of intellect, of desire, of knowledge – with Adorno's belief that bare life is the enemy of thought (in his critique of the old joke, 'there are no atheists in the trenches'). Bare life is not a source but a terminus. To the extent that it is the condition of contemporary society, it is terminal. To the extent that it is not there is hope.