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Tiqqun: Introduction to civil war

Society ​no longer exists, at least in the sense of a differentiated whole. There is only a tangle of norms and mechanisms through which THEY hold together the scattered tatters of the global biopolitical fabric, through which THEY prevent its violent disintegration. Empire is the administrator of this desolation, the supreme manager of a process of listless implosion.

Society is not in crisis, society is at an end. The things we used to take for granted have all been vaporized. Politics was one of these things, a Greek invention that condenses around an equation: to hold a position means to take sides, and to take sides means to unleash civil war. Civil war, position, sides--these were all one word in the Greek: stasis. If the history of the modern state in all its forms--absolute, liberal, welfare--has been the continuous attempt to ward off this stasis, the great novelty of contemporary imperial power is its embrace of civil war as a technique of governance and disorder… (tovább)

Semiotexte, Los Angeles, 2010
232 oldal · ISBN: 9781584350866 · Fordította: Alexander R. Galloway, Jason E. Smith

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