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With the emergence of a diverse and spontaneous popular movement in Egypt, it is a good time to revisit the idea of the “multitude,” the much-discussed (and often challenged) political concept developed by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri.  Although it is too soon to arrive at any conclusions about the uprising in Egypt, it may offer a compelling example of what a decentralized political figure like the multitude could look like.  We reviewed Hardt and Negri’s work on the tenth anniversary of the publication of Empire last April:

Containing Multitudes: The New Communist Manifestoes a Decade Later