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Resistance/Control: Vanguard Capitalism for Transnational Dissent

The following is a file from the archives, fragments from a long-since jettisoned text that had proven itself unwieldy in articulation and in dire need of critical reconsideration in its theoretical approach. That said, I’ve dusted it off and posted … Continue reading

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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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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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From Socialism to Neoliberalism: A Story of Capture (Part 2 of 2)

Kahn Goes to Washington, Rustin Goes to War Overall, 1972 proved to be a year of change on all fronts. Shachtman passed away and was eulogized by Kahn in the pages of Dissent. Henry Jackson lost the nomination to George McGovern … Continue reading

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From Socialism to Neoliberalism: A Story of Capture (Part 1 of 2)

[The following comes from a text I had worked on several years ago. For a variety of reasons, the project never came to fruition, but I’ve been revisiting my notes from this period in preparation for my current work. Note: … Continue reading

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Deleuze & Guattari: Democrats

Originally posted on Path to the Possible:
Sorry for the delay in posting new things.  I have just returned from the Lisbon and the Deleuze Studies Conference, and Dublin and the AESOP/ACSP planning conference.  Here is the text of my…

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Lazzarato on Foucault and the Failure of Liberalism

The governmentality Foucault describes in The Birth of Biopolitics does not seem sufficient for understanding what it implies from the 1990s on, when governmentality began to limit the freedom which Foucault made the condition of “liberalism.” The freedom in liberalism … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Tiqqun on speed and strategy

People have often insisted — T.E. Lawrence is no exception — on the kinetic dimensions of politics and war as a strategic counterpoint to a quantitative concept of relations of force. That’s the typical guerrilla perspective as opposed to the … Continue reading

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Radical Therapeutics: Family Therapy and the Politics of Chance

“Perhaps the domain of family therapy was postmodern before its time, eschewing a vision of progress toward a progressively revealed ‘truth’ for one in which the coexistence of multiple voices allows us to contribute to the richness of our unique … Continue reading

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16 Beaver Group: “Networked Leninism”

There looks to be an interesting discussion going on with the 16 Beaver Group tomorrow evening, for anyone in New York City that is interested. Things like this are certainly pertinent to talk about, especially in light of the recent … Continue reading

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