Monthly Archives: July 2008

Archaeology of Violence

I’ve just finished reading Pierre Clastres’ impressive 1979 book Archaeology of Violence, a study of power relations in Amazon tribes he and his wife lived with on the Peruvian-Brazilian border during the the Seventies. I was curious about the connective … Continue reading

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Dislodging the ‘Quasi-Object’ of Fear

The need for an alignment of radical sympathies, built from the ground up, has never been more important than now, especially since the declaration of the War on Terror. War now, like Empire, now has no ‘outside’ or perceivable externalities. … Continue reading

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Godard’s Two or Three Things I Know About Her: Art Against Homogeneity

There’s a key scene in Godard’s Two or Three Things I Know About Her (Deux ou Trois Choses que je Sais D’Elle 1967), a quiet moment of contemplation that takes place in a café amongst the rapid transformation of Paris … Continue reading

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