Publisher: ARP Books
Released: January 4, 2003
A decade before his death in 1992, French activist and radical psychoanalyst Felix Guattari visited Brazil and interviewed Lula (Luis Inacio Lula da Silva), trade unionist and leader of the newly formed Brazilian Workers' Party (PT). This is the outcome of this summit of radicals. Their discussion addressed the decline of socialism in France, the importance and prospects of the Workers' Party, the history of counter-hegemonic and anti-military struggles in Brazil, the Brazilian Gdansk, and the originality of the PT. Includes a lengthy introduction by Gary Genosko on Guattari's political theory in relation to the anti-globalization movement, the rethinking of empire, and commentary on the 2002 Brazilian election.