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Uncertain Futures

My book Uncertain Futures: An Assessment of the Conditions of the Present will be coming out from Zero Books on February 22nd. To sum it up briefly, the book emerged last winter from a series of notes to myself while … Continue reading

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Deleuze and Guattari: New Earth, New People

Deleuze and Guattari not only describe refrains a small rhythms that one carries within themselves while moving through chaos – they littered their joint works with small refrains that return again and again, also bundled up with certain key concepts … Continue reading

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Designers of Worlds: The Professional-Managerial Class and Architectural Modernism

Lately I’ve been reading David Gartman’s From Autos to Architecture: Fordism and Architectural Aesthetics in the Twentieth Century. It’s quite a fine book, even if Gartman’s Marxism is a bit more orthodox than is necessary and he has a propensity … Continue reading

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A Conspiracy Against the World: Comments on Andrew Culp’s “Dark Deleuze”

“We do not lack communication,” Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari wrote in What Is Philosophy?, their final joint text. “On the contrary, we have too much of it. We lack creation. We lack resistance to the present.”[1] During the course … Continue reading

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Orders of Technics: Considerations on Lewis Mumford

In my previous post, I illustrated how Deleuze and Guattari drew upon Lewis Mumford’s figure of the “megamachine” to flesh out the relationship between capitalism and the state, and to detail in particular how the state props up capitalism by … Continue reading

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The Distinction Between Markets and Capitalism in Deleuze and Guattari’s “Capitalism and Schizophrenia”: Some Preliminary Thoughts

A fruitful exchange via Twitter the other night has led me to type up some thoughts that have been bouncing around in my head for some time – namely, that the vision of capitalism presented by Deleuze and Guattari in … Continue reading

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Liberal Democracy and Its Discontents

Democracy’s Defenders Against the backdrop of mounting civil unrest, stark political division, and demands for the imprisonment and repeal of citizenship for those who would burn the American flag, delivered via tweet by a clownish oaf who happens to be … Continue reading

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The Vertigo of Power: A Review of Stephen Graham’s “Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers”

In his 1991 tome on postmodernism, Frederic Jameson famously suggested that under “late capitalism” – that is, the kind of globalized, flexible capitalism that tore past the limit points imposed by earlier stages of development – we’ve lost the ability … Continue reading

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Looking Forwards, Looking Backwards: Anarchism After Trump

Us left anarchists have fucked some things up – but we’ve also been granted an opportunity to critically reflect on some of those failures. As all aware, Donald Trump is now the president-elect, following a long (and ultimately absurdist) campaign … Continue reading

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Sacred Violence: The Hyperstitional Order of Capitalism

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Originally posted on Dr. Rinaldi's Horror Cabinet:
How do you think a form of capital that is already thinking you? …….– Matteo Pasquinelli There’s only really been one question, to be honest, that has guided everything I’ve been interested…

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