On the End of History & the Death of Desire (Notes on Time and Negativity in Bataille’s ‘Lettre á X.’)

    To continue from our conclusions regarding the question of what it would mean to love as a communist, we begin from the idea that abolition is what necessary binds communism as real movement to problems encountered in the life of desire, of the heart, of the family. And one key consequence of this … Continue reading On the End of History & the Death of Desire (Notes on Time and Negativity in Bataille’s ‘Lettre á X.’)

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The War Machine Is Not Your Friend: Notes on Minoritarian Politics

(Part II of an ongoing project on Clastres, D&G, and revolutionary politics. Additionally, I am indebted to Andrew Culp for the formulation that serves as the introductory section title for this post.) /0/. The Most Savage Fruit of Alienation Despite the revolutionary promise of the nomadic war machines relation to the State, Deleuze and Guattari are … Continue reading The War Machine Is Not Your Friend: Notes on Minoritarian Politics

‘June, 1972 & A chief who does not command:’ Clastres/Deleuze/Guattari

(part I of an on going research project on political anthropology, D&G, Clastres, etc.) “Primitive society has always been considered a place of absolute difference in relation to western society, a strange and unthinkable space of absence - absence of all that constitutes the observers’ socio-cultural universe: a world without hierarchy, people who obey no … Continue reading ‘June, 1972 & A chief who does not command:’ Clastres/Deleuze/Guattari