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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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Walter Benjamin: Messianism and Revolution – Theses on History

The essay that we share below, by Andrew Robinson, bears the virtue of clarity; like a collector, he assembles the bits of Walter Benjamin’s work on messianism and revolution.  And yet because he writes as a collector of ideas, Benjamin’s … Continue reading

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The Commodification of Moments

Reflections on the appropriation of intimacy, affectivity, of moments as commodity, from a friend of Autonomies, danny champion …

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Time, revolution and historical subjectivity

(Photographs by Alexey Titarenko) In revolution, everything happens incredibly quickly, just like in dreams in which people seem to be freed from gravity. Gustave Landauer, Revolution We have merely to tear down the Bastilles of the future, restructure the past … Continue reading

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