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Le Monde - France | 16/12/2010

Toni Negri on the advantages of diversity in Europe

The Italian political scientist Toni Negri writes in the daily Le Monde that Europe should focus on valorising itself as a "civil multitude": "Roughly ten years ago everyone was tearing each other to pieces to find out whether Europeans constituted a people. In the end they agreed that that wasn't the case, and that consequently it was time to become one. At the time no one thought that it had to be a catastrophe if the European multitude couldn't be called a 'people'. Because the missing factor wasn't a common territory or culture, but a government that could transform the multitude into an identity, a nation. ... Now if I'm bringing all this to your attention it's because I think that on the contrary, the Europe of the future must be defined as a 'civil multitude'. And it must be stressed that this 'composition' will only appear impossible to those who exclude diversity and singularity from the definition of political society. ... In order to advance, Europe must put its hopes in the hybridisation of uniqueness."

L'Espresso - Italy | 06/02/2006

Toni Negri and European decline

The Italian philosopher and writer Toni Negri shares his views about European decadence in an interview with Stefania Rossini. "Europe has not managed to unite itself in the face of the global redistribution of powers. It has also failed to appreciate the extent of the anti-liberal backlash revealed by the defeat of the referendum on the European constitution. This is a sign of Europe's - and, in part, Italy's - decline. ... Not only in the economic and political domains. Take a look at cinema, literature or even universities - and especially the press. Today, some Syrian rag makes for better reading than any large Italian daily."

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