06
Sep
10

Unnecessarily Obscure Quote of the Day

The monolithic image of Empire thus tries to condense and unify all those forms and relations into a single Sovereign Power, to which can only be opposed some force that is radically Other, gestured to in the name ‘multitude’: the multitude, then, in the contemporary incarnation of the regicide, who, in eliminating the sovereign, will inaugurate an epoch in which sovereign power is re-appropriated by subjects themselves. Despite its apparent radicalism, anti-capitalists would do well to be wary of the religious underpinnings of this fable of resistance as deliverance to a promised land.

-Paul Rabinow & Nikolas Rose, “Biopower Today”

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