From a Philosophically Clean-Shaven Marx to a Philosophically Decolonized Deleuze

A desperately rough sketch of the third chapter of my dissertation If the face is in fact Christ, in other words, your average ordinary White Man, then the first deviances, the first divergence-types, are racial: yellow man, black man, men in the second or third category…They must be Christianized, in other words, facialized. European racism … Continue reading From a Philosophically Clean-Shaven Marx to a Philosophically Decolonized Deleuze

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‘5 Theses on the Politics of Cruelty’ – Hostis: A Journal of Incivility

(A preview from the forthcoming Issue of Hostis: A Journal of Incivility) I). The politics that seduces us is not ethical, it is cruel. We contrast the politics of cruelty to the politics of ethics. Ethics goes all the way back to the Greeks, whose ethics was the study of ‘the good life.’ Our interests … Continue reading ‘5 Theses on the Politics of Cruelty’ – Hostis: A Journal of Incivility

‘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