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By Robin Hahnel, Erik Olin Wright

ISBN-10: 1784785067

ISBN-13: 9781784785062

Publish yr note: First released in 2014 via New Left Project
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What could a attainable unfastened and democratic society appear like? Poverty, exploitation, instability, hierarchy, subordination, environmental exhaustion, radical inequalities of wealth and gear it isn't tough to record capitalism s myriad injustices. yet is there a most appropriate and manageable replacement?

Alternatives to Capitalism: Proposals for a Democratic Economy provides a debate among such percentages: Robin Hahnel s participatory economics and Erik Olin Wright s actual utopian socialism. it's a distinctive and profitable dialogue that illuminates a number of concerns and dilemmas of an important value to any severe attempt to construct a greater world."

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This necessarily posits the political as a stasis—unchangeable—and so neutralizes all positive political potentiality. We propose that the subject, always here a theopolitical revolutionary subject, in order to be, must participate in the pluralization of being. And so the subject, if the subject is to be real, must participate in remaking the present reality beyond what it is, as more than it is, thereby liberating it from its reductive, empirical capture. We will show this first by locating a cosmic mediation that structures the emergent conditions in which the Christian, revolutionary subject takes hold in the world by a Metanoic (re)turn to the Event.

It is, moreover, for the most part a sort of religious ideology, in all the most objectionable senses of the word. It is not only the modern age that makes an ideology out of tragedy. As a state apparatus, tragic art was harnessed to political dominion from the out- 16 Terry Eagleton set. For Aristotle’s Poetics, it performs the politically vital service of draining off from the polis a perilous surplus of pity and fear, both socially enfeebling emotions. It is a kind of public therapy for a citizenry in danger of emotional flabbiness.

Theophan the Recluse calls it ‘‘a radical change for the better, a sudden change of will, a turning from sin towards God . . ’’ 11 Metanoia is the total recentering of being by (re)turning to being-as- The Theological Praxis of Revolution 27 gift, which is belonging to the Event. The metanoic (re)turn to the Event is the mode whereby the subject is formed, and not the subject alone, but the subject in common faithfulness with the whole community of the Event. It is radical, sudden, painful, and breaks open the self at home with the ego.

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