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Jaime Semprun: The end of critical theory

  Revolutionary theory is now the enemy of all revolutionary ideology and knows it. Guy Debord, Society of the Spectacle   … since the theoreticians are in reality, as I have pointed out, just as defenseless as ordinary people when … Continue reading

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Jaime Semprun: For a ruthless criticism of all that exists

  In all the representations disseminated by catastrophism, in the way they are elaborated as well as in the conclusions they inspire, we see above all an astonishing accumulation of denials of reality. The most obvious is the one that … Continue reading

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The loss of consciousness

(James Rosenquist, House of Fire) The Suicide’s Defense (Of all the stupidities wherewith the law-making power has oignaled its own incapacity for dealing with the disorders of society, none appears so utterly stupid as the law which punishes an attempted suicide. … Continue reading

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The limits of capitalism: Challenging the fetishism of labour and money

  Capital is nothing more than value that must be valorized, which is to say augmented. Value empirically takes the form of money and in that sense its valorization can be illustrated in Marx’s famous formula M–C–M’ [M prime], that is … Continue reading

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To destroy work

Continuing a reflection that began with our last post on David Graeber’s criticism of “bullshit jobs” (and with an earlier series of articles posted under the collective title “Against labour, against capital“), we share below an article that was originally … Continue reading

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Terror’s Atomization of Man: Leo Löwenthal

Horror and fears contain us in a world that we do not want, and impede us from acceding to interruptive encounters that regenerate our existence.  To participate in the exercise of clearing obstructions means first to not offer up our … Continue reading

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The subjects of capital: A critique of narcissism

Capitalism produces human subjectivities, as it produces commodities.  Without this capacity, its underlying social relations would be unsustainable. Motivated by our own reflections, we share below an essay that was recently posted on the french based palim-psao website (a site … Continue reading

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The politics of ecstasy: From Eukariot

The eukariot counter-propaganda cell has released a second issue of reflections-interventions.  If we share the essays that follow, it is exclusively because of how much we share with them …

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The time of revolution: Reflections with Uri Gordon

In a richly argued essay, Uri Gordon critically evaluates the notion of “prefigurative politics”, an expression that has become popular with social movements, including anarchist groups, eager to maintain the ethical unity between means and ends.  What has gone unnoticed however is what … Continue reading

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Revolution imagined outside history

Utopia of a Tired Man Borges story Illustration by Federico Abuyé   The chronicler, who recounts events without distinguishing between the great and small, thereby accounts for the truth, that nothing which has ever happened is to be given as … Continue reading

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