Monthly Archives: August 2013

Between the Transnational Capitalist Class and Global Civil Society: The Structures of Imperial Protocol

In several past posts, I’ve looked at different ways in which Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri’s hypothesis of Empire, the current transnational order, is composed and operates through its various methodologies and influences. In one of these, Life in the … Continue reading

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Last one out, please turn off the lights

The months following Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA’s spying program has seen a significant exodus from the internet: first, Lavabit, an email service providing complex encryption processes and other privacy protection methods to users (allegedly so powerful that intelligence … Continue reading

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Propositions of Diaspora

1. Empire is an environment that encircles the globe. It exists above and within the multitude; it finds its expression in the formal governmental apparatuses (the nation-states), and the informal governmental apparatuses (the corporations and their technocratic vanguards), and beyond … Continue reading

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Anti-Oedipus and Orgone

In Anti-Oedipus, Deleuze and Guattari acknowledge that both the post-Freudian psychologist Wilhelm Reich and the Frankfurt School theorist Herbert Marcuse acted as forerunners of their own particular brand of libidinal politics. Reich, in a series of books including The Mass … Continue reading

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3 Quotes on the Refusal of Labor

Behind the glorification of “work” and the tireless talk of the “blessings of work” I find the same thought as behind the praise of impersonal activity for the public benefit: the fear of everything individual. At bottom, one feels now … Continue reading

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Notes on Empire as an Environment

Institutional Structure of Empire Empire is the transnational capitalist state; the embodiment of the capital flows that move across the smooth surfaces of the globe, the elite figures whose class cannot truly be locked into a national framework, the subordination … Continue reading

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# PHILOSOPHY /// To Have Done with the Massacre of the Body by Félix Guattari

Originally posted on The Funambulist:
Félix Guattari as photographed by Olivier Garros Regularly,  I evoke my will to make this blog, non only a (not-so) daily (anymore) platform of expression for my reflective peregrinations, but also an archive of documents…

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