Michael Hardt On Revolution And Democracy

source: Eidos84    2010年12月2日
'Michael Hardt On Revolution and Democracy'. For Hardt, 'revolution requires a transformation in human nature so that people are capable of democracy'. However, he opposes any dialectical notions of this transformation, and argues instead that the achievement of true democracy, and the concomitant transformation of human nature, must be enacted 'positively'; that is, where democracy is engaged in consciously, and from the outset, rather than arising from a dialectical synthesis of opposites (for instance, Lenin would claim that true democracy can only arise subsequent to the revolution and the installation of the 'dictatorship of the proletariat'). For Hardt, revolution and the transformation of human nature will require 'instigating utopia every day'.