By Joerg Rieger

In past the Spirit of Empire, the authors examine the worldwide empire not just in its political and monetary dimensions, but in addition in its symbolic structures of energy and in its normal assumptions usually taken without any consideration. How does empire mold human subjectivity, for example, and the way does it have an effect on the knowledge of people in the entire of construction? What are the non secular dimensions of empire, its claims to divine attributes like omniscience, omnipresence, omnipotence, eternity, and what approximately its alleged exclusiveness and pervasiveness that destroys human existence and freedom, which turns politics right into a banal subject? The authors suggest to seem past empire to the opportunity of politics and freedom, to the restoration of the concept of individuals, to the significance of ongoing crisis for the oppressed and excluded, and to a messianic religion that permits us to stay in anticipation, even though ambiguously, of the promise of latest occasions to come back.

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