The Reality Of Destitution is the Destitution of Reality: Notes for a Genealogy of Destituent Power

(trans. There are no people. There are only classes. Fuck the bourgeoisie!) [[ What follows is a draft of a longer essay yet to be written on the genealogy of destituent power covering Bataille, Blanchot, and Tronti, as well as Agamben and the Invisible Committee ]] During the 1970s, in Europe, a disenchanted but not hopeless … Continue reading The Reality Of Destitution is the Destitution of Reality: Notes for a Genealogy of Destituent Power

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The Black Bloc Which Was Not: Comments in the lead up to the Hamburg G20

Members of the 'black bloc' or fictional characters in a film? In the 1 July copy of the German newspaper Taz one finds the statements of two leftist organizations – Campact and Interventionistische Linke  – each of which expresses their desire to be distanced from anything seen as ‘criminal’, and especially anything that can be associated with … Continue reading The Black Bloc Which Was Not: Comments in the lead up to the Hamburg G20

ON DESTROYING WHAT DESTROYS YOU: Hostis interviews Thomas Nail

An interview with Thomas Nail. For original piece click here. Hostis: One may see the aims of Hostis and feel a tinge of moral discomfort when it begins to ask questions regarding the status of migrants, of refugees, and of exiles [1], if only for the very reason that there remains some commitment on our … Continue reading ON DESTROYING WHAT DESTROYS YOU: Hostis interviews Thomas Nail

The Tragic Community: Nietzsche and Philosophy as A Treatise on Politics (Part I)

(A year old paper that I still mean to return to) “Of what account is a book that never carries us away beyond all books?”- Friederich Nietzsche In a 1990 interview with Gilles Deleuze, Antonio Negri poses a rather interesting question regarding Deleuze’s early monographs on key figures in his personal canon: “Already in the … Continue reading The Tragic Community: Nietzsche and Philosophy as A Treatise on Politics (Part I)