Jose Rosales

‘Theory and Practice are but the attributes of an Anti-social Substance’: notes on Deleuze’s periodization of the theory-practice relation

NOTE: What follows are a set of incomplete notes drafted in the lead up to the Quiver Reading Group organized around the theme of ‘new weapons for thought’, and whose first meeting will read Deleuze and Foucault’s ‘Intellectuals & Power’ …

‘Theory and Practice are but the attributes of an Anti-social Substance’: notes on Deleuze’s periodization of the theory-practice relation

From Theological to Historical Apocatastasis: Notes on Benjamin’s ‘Theologico-Political Fragment’

Strength of hatred in Marx.Fighting spirit of the working class.Interlay revolutionary destruction and the idea of redemption.— Walter Benjamin, ‘Notes on the Concept of History,’ (1939) 1. To have repudiated with the utmost vehemence the political significance of Millenarianism is …

From Theological to Historical Apocatastasis: Notes on Benjamin’s ‘Theologico-Political Fragment’

Iran: “There Is an Infinite Amount of Hope… but Not for Us”

An Interview Discussing the Pandemic, Economic Crisis, Repression, and Resistance in Iran All around the world, as the compromises that stabilized capitalism through the 20th century collapse, people are facing increasingly authoritarian measures from governments of all stripes. In this …

Iran: “There Is an Infinite Amount of Hope… but Not for Us”

A Model of Behavior Like A Cop or A Female Saint: On Jean-Patrick Manchette’s Nada

,, , Posted on July 24, 2020 Before the Red Army Faction in Germany (1970–1998), the Red Brigades in Italy (1970–1988), and Action Directe in France (1979–1987), there was Nada. This latter group was a significantly smaller formation relative to …

A Model of Behavior Like A Cop or A Female Saint: On Jean-Patrick Manchette’s Nada

A Rupture in Colonial Reason: Spivak, Fanon, and The Question of Subalternity

I. Memories of a Spivakian Given her revisions in A Critique of Postcolonial Reason, Spivak delineates three main point regarding the subaltern. First, the subaltern refers to the space of “sheer heterogeneity of” decolonization. Second, “when a line of communication …

A Rupture in Colonial Reason: Spivak, Fanon, and The Question of Subalternity

The War Machine Is Not Your Friend: Notes on Minoritarian Politics

/0/. The Most Savage Fruit of Alienation Despite the revolutionary promise of the nomadic war machines relation to the State, Deleuze and Guattari are quick to note that “…the present situation is highly discouraging. We have watched the war machine grow …

The War Machine Is Not Your Friend: Notes on Minoritarian Politics

On the End of History & the Death of Desire (Notes on Time and Negativity in Bataille’s ‘Lettre á X.’)

To continue from our conclusions regarding the question of what it would mean to love as a communist, we begin from the idea that abolition is what necessary binds communism as real movement to problems encountered in the life of …

On the End of History & the Death of Desire (Notes on Time and Negativity in Bataille’s ‘Lettre á X.’)

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