The Revolution Will Be Joyful: Feminist Lynne Segal On Fighting Power With Pleasure

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Photo illustration by Mark Riechers. Original by Vlad Tchompalov (CC0)

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America's founders considered "the pursuit of happiness" such a crucial political right, they included it in the Declaration of Independence. But later generations came to regard happiness as a more personal trait — a product of brain chemistry and mental outlook. British feminist Lynne Segal wants to make happiness political again. She believes in re-framing happiness as a collective good. And in pursuing a new, radical politics of collective joy.