This is the text of an exchange between myself and Lawrence Grossberg following the publication of my book Common Ground: Democracy and Collectivity in an Age of Individualism (Pluto 2013).
It particularly covers issues such as the concept of ‘infinite relationality’, the politics of ‘horizontalism’ and vital materialism, and the relationship between political and cultural strategies at different levels of operation.
It’s also pretty much the only place I’ve publicly reflected on the (non?-)relationships between my political and musical activities.
I haven’t edited it at all except to remove a few typos and personal asides.
Thanks very much indeed to Lawrence Grossberg for initiating and participating in the exchange and for agreeing to allow its publication