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Eduardo Colombo: The intransigent anarchist

Eduardo Colombo is the third of our anarchists whom we have grouped under the title of writers of “May 68”, which includes Jaime Semprun, Miguel Amorós and Amedeo Bertolo. The reference to “May 68” is a political metaphor in this … Continue reading

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Miguel Amorós: The trials of critical theory

Ah, reason, solemnity, mastering of emotions, this really dismal thing called reflection, all these privileges and splendours man has: what a price had to be paid for them! how much blood and horror lies at the basis of all ‘good … Continue reading

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Miguel Amorós: The seductions of “History”

How foolish it would be to suppose that one only needs to point out the origin and this misty shroud of delusion in order to destroy the world that counts for real, so-called “reality.” We can destroy only as creators. – But let us … Continue reading

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Miguel Amorós: Anti-developmentalism as class struggle

  The world of the commodity is no longer susceptible to self-management. It is impossible to humanize it: it must first be dismantled. … Self-defense against the terrorism of the commodity and the State assumes the form of both an … Continue reading

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Miguel Amorós: Between capitalism and anti-capitalism – the struggle for territory (2)

For us, nature is not a pre-social fact, but a product of culture and history, a space defined by an eminently rural sense of time, which is why we shall employ the word “territory” when referring to it. Similarly, by … Continue reading

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Miguel Amorós: Between capitalism and anti-capitalism – the struggle for territory (1)

It is revolutionary to know how to make a loaf of bread, but it is also revolutionary to know how to make a barricade. Its segregation as well as its resistance do not have the goal of its isolated survival … Continue reading

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Miguel Amorós: Anti-capitalism as a struggle for space

A basic principle of anti-developmentalism says that a society full of capital is an urban society, which is why a society without capital must be an agrarian society. From this perspective, a liberated urban space would therefore have to be … Continue reading

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Miguel Amorós: Technology and the making of fascist totalitarianism

Without a historical subject, the unity of theory and practice, of reality and reason, is impossible. Events do not awaken consciousness, but at most instill resignation, thus tending to lose their significance as the terrain of practice, but never totally. … Continue reading

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Miguel Amorós: Culture as the spectacular domestication of desire

In the current historical phase, and insofar as a project opposed to the dominant system is conceivable, the recovery of culture as a Ciceronian cultura animi does not imply patient dedication to learning, or a craftsman-like cultivation of skill, or a militant … Continue reading

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Miguel Amorós: The crises of capitalism

The current crisis, the threshold of a depression in every sense of the word, introduces us to a scenario of profound change and traumatic rupture, where it is impossible to reverse course. The consequences will be of momentous importance. Society, … Continue reading

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