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HIS330H5 Lecture Notes - Voer

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Kevin P.Coleman

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April 2, 2013
236-246 “the temporality of what is to come…”
The revolution results in a counter revolution
The linear progrgession
BM argues (pg. 236, 6 lines from the top. Start the sentence before this ‘To delimit the multitude.’
And continue a little after that)
-stepping into the perhaps. MAYBE this, MAYBE that, MAYBE we conivince the govt. improve
their rights. Stepping into the unknown. BM calls this ‘benevolence’ where he doesn’t agree with hardt
and NEgri’s that the multitude will work no matter what, the multitude can be a major success or fcan
be wickedly bad. The multitude gets co-opted, converted, pulled into, a state project like peron.
The multitude creates change by a process: Breaks free makes demands power reacts and
reincorporates some of these demands starts over
When the multidue goes bad does it conintue to be part of the multitude?
Mutltidue: definition: the collective historical subject (i.e a collection of ppl acting together). Pg. 228
defining multitude in the most consice.
Radical groups are part of the multitude, they can use violence, multitude doesn’t always have to be
good or bad,
People get homogenized into the “people”, but the mutlittude rejects that and keeps people as plural, it
says u don’t have to get ur plaurality to be part of the singular.
In the epilogue: chavez is overthrown for two days, but the multitude brings him back
-there was a large inequality by the few affluent and the many pooor
-chavez is elected and calls a constituent assembly to create a super election where
every position s up for grabs. This removes the old political elite and brings in the new political elite with
the support of the poor.
-Chavez says oil is only allowed to be used for venezula. But then the oil operators
refuse to work when they elites of the oil companies are fired. Then a media battle occurs. Chavez is
voer thrown by the elite and the military but the multitude restores him back to power. The multitude is
in power and proves it by brining chavez by bring him back into power. Chaveismo exists with the
multitude outside of chavez.
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