Into the Fire

The state of exception is not a dictatorship, but a space devoid of law.

Giorgio Agamben

Into the Fire: The Hidden Victims of Austerity in Greece, by Guy Smallman and Kate Mara, chronicles the plight of immigrants in Greece.  But the story that it tells is not just about Greece; it is the story of increasingly large parts of the worlds’ peoples being reduced to the state or status of superfluity, of excess.  They are the contemporary world’s nameless, les sans papiers; a humanity stripped naked, which reveals in its very humanity, that it is disposable.  Without resistance, we, the citizens, are their hell and they are our future.

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