The concluding chapter uses the Exodus narrative to exemplify three main findings of the book. First, Exodus provides an early example of an attached exit. The Israelites leave Egypt, but they are also commanded to remember their oppression and the plight of those who remain in bondage. Second, the Israelites enacted an oppositional, resistant exit that was a direct challenge to the dominant political authority. The narrative reveals the connections between exit and political opposition. Third, exits are not necessarily the end of politics or the end of political community. For the Israelites, the flight out of Egypt begins a politically creative time in which they become a political people. Leaving can spark political innovation and experimentation; it can be the beginning of politics, not its end.
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