File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2001/lyotard.0107, message 142

Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 18:41:30 -0500
Subject: Re: "Empire"  on TV


Where did you see Hardt interviewed on TV? It sounds like you enjoyed
the interview. Did you?  Any reservations about what Hardt said?

An amazing fact I just discovered today is the paperback edition of
Empire is currently the #10 bestseller on  Not bad for a
book that won't even be published until August. (Apparently, the hard
cover edition sold out months ago.

Just to add to the mix, I read the following before reading your e-mail
from "Just Gaming."

"The capital issue is terror (not war as Kant thinks)...The question of
the social bond, when it is put into political terms, has always been
raised in the form of the possible interruption of the social bond,
which is simply called "death" in all of its forms: imprisonment,
unemployment, repression, hunger, anything you want. Those are all


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