The Declaration of Independence
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In 1776 Thomas Jefferson, a future president authored the most explosive document in the history of America: "The Declaration of Independence", formally severing the link between America and the British state. Michael Hardt, co-author of the groundbreaking "Empire and Multitude", examines this and other texts by Jefferson, arguing that his powerful concept of democracy is, seen through contemporary eyes, a biting critique of the current American administration's tyranny.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 12.7mm | 136.08g
  • Verso Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1844671577
  • 9781844671571
  • 353,228

About Thomas Jefferson

Michael Hardt is Associate Professor of Literature and Romance Studies at Duke University, USA. He has written several books including (with Antonio Negri) Empire and Multitude.

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The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is its natural manure. Thomas Jefferson"

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