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Giorgio Agamben: The experience of language is a political experience

From Quodlibet (16/02/2024) … How would it be possible to really change the society and culture in which we live? Reforms and even revolutions, although they transform institutions and laws, relations of production and objects, do not question those deeper … Continue reading

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The anarchy of dance/the dance of anarchism

A little wisdom is no doubt possible; but I have found this happy certainty in all things: that they prefer—to dance on the feet of chance. Friedrich Nietzsche, This Spoke Zarathustra [Contact improvisation] came out of Grand Union. We were in … Continue reading

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Gérard Granel: Modern sovereignty as the loss of limits

… the essence of Modernity seems to me to consist of a logic of the infinite, aiming to determine more and more sovereignly the finite, without having to base itself anywhere or upon anything – a foundation it has needed … Continue reading

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Giorgio Agamben: Political consciousness, today

What defines political consciousness today? A subtle conjugation of renunciation and hope. When God ordered Abraham to sacrifice Isaac on Mount Moriah, he gave up his son without hesitation and yet – at least this is what Kierkegaard suggests in … Continue reading

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Giorgio Agamben: Political power and anarchy

In a series of four short essays – in some sense, a summary of much more extensive earlier work -, Giorgio Agamben unveils the anarchy that lies at the centre of sovereign, political power, split between the constitution/state and the … Continue reading

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Giorgio Agamben: On Anarchy Today

Below, we share Giorgio Agamben’s recent essay On Anarchy Today, whose english language translation by the ill will collective was generously shared with us by the same. Giorgio Agamben conceives the “place” of anarchy as lying and maintaining the distance … Continue reading

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Virginia Woolf: Anarchy against war

The daughters of educated men who were called, to their resentment, ‘feminists’ were in fact the advance guard of your own movement. They were fighting the same enemy that you are fighting and for the same reasons. They were fighting … Continue reading

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Destituent power as living communism

“To destitute is not primarily to attack the institution, but to attack the need we have of it.” This statement, from the Invisible Committee’s text Now (2016), is at the heart of an essay by Spencer Beswick that we share … Continue reading

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Carlo Levi: A witness to freedom

… all history unfolds in every individual life. Of course this only happens when history does unfold, because it can also stop, or turn backward or spin emptily on its own axis like a mechanical top. Carlo Levi, The Watch … Continue reading

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Giorgio Agamben: Our task is to think, together

I believe that it is not certain that we can continue to do as we have done so far, that is, to fight or act in the name of principles and concepts such as democracy, the constitution, law, which perhaps … Continue reading

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