Being Numerous shatters the mainstream consensus on politics and personhood, offering in its place a bracing analysis of a perilous world and how we should live in it. Beginning with an interrogation of what it means to fight fascism, Natasha Lennard explores the limits of individual rights, the criminalization of political dissent, the myths of radical sex, and the ghosts in our lives. At once politically committed and philosophically capacious, Being Numerous is a revaluation of the idea that the personal is political, and situates as the central question of our time—How can we live a non-fascist life?
“Natasha Lennard views politics through the lens of theory, and writes theory with passion and fire—her essays on suicide, violence, sex and antifascism are the work of a dazzling intellect grappling with the most pressing issues of our time.” – Molly Crabapple, author of Drawing Blood
"An inoculation against apathy and nostalgia, this is an essential, provocative collection for our confounding times.” – Astra Taylor, director of What Is Democracy?
"Being Numerous demands the attention of any and all who feel the urgency to build the next world.” – Mychal Denzel Smith, author of Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching
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