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Giorgio Agamben: On the government of the faceless and the deathless

The Face and Death [Il volto e la morte – text published in the “Neue Zürcher Zeitung“, April 30th, 2021 and in Quodlibet] It seems that in the new planetary order that is gaining form two things, apparently unrelated to … Continue reading

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Leo Tolstoy remembered against the pandemic

But actually history is not the soil of happiness. The periods of happiness are blank pages in it. […] In world history only those peoples that form states can come to our notice. G.W.F. Hegel, General Introduction to the Philosophy … Continue reading

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Reading the times with Alain Badiou

Let us therefore trust the eternal Spirit which destroys and annihilates only because it is the unfathomable and eternally creative source of all life. The passion for destruction is a creative passion, too. Mikhail Bakunin, The Reaction in Germany (1842) … Continue reading

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Refusing to forget a revolution: The Arab Spring

It was in Spain that [my generation] learned that one can be right and yet be beaten, that force can vanquish spirit, that there are times when courage is not its own recompense. It is this, doubtless, which explains why … Continue reading

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Giorgio Agamben: Regarding the coming time

Regarding the coming time (Quodlibet) What is happening on a planetary scale today is certainly the end of a world. But not – such as for those who seek to govern it according to their interests – in the sense … Continue reading

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The wind blows where it wills

A further exercise in reading events with Giorgio Agamben, this time a short reflection by Jeanne Casilas, published by lundi matin #263 (15/11/2020). The wind blows where it wills L’art est comme l’incendie, il naît de ce qui brûle/Art is … Continue reading

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Giorgio Agamben: Love has been abolished

Si è abolito l’amore Si è abolito l’amorein nome della salutepoi si abolirà la salute. Si è abolita la libertàin nome della medicinapoi si abolirà la medicina. Si è abolito Dioin nome della ragionepoi si abolirà la ragione. Si è … Continue reading

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Giorgio Agamben: Becoming faceless

Returning to our loss of face in pandemic times … A country without a face Giorgio Agamben, Quodlibet The face and the mask … although she [nature] made all other animate creatures face the earth for grazing,she made the human … Continue reading

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Reading events with Giorgio Agamben

“ … All we want to do is keep the knowledge we think we will need, intact and safe. We’re not out to incite or anger anyone yet. For if we are destroyed, the knowledge is dead, perhaps for good. … Continue reading

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Giorgio Agamben: Biosecurity and politics

Sharing the continuing reflections of Giorgio Agamben on the COVID-19 pandemic …

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