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

29 Okt , 2020  

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 the cardinal merit of Benjamin’s Theologico-Political Fragment ...

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Fear Eats the Soul: Water Benjamin and Baader Meinhof

1 Mai , 2018  

Neither of the figures in my title – Walter Benjamin and The Baader Meinhof Group – are in any direct way associated with 1968 – indeed each brackets it in time. The one, Benjamin, was long dead by the time of the student and worker revolts, that would undoubtedly have ...

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Rude Awakening: Memes as Dialectical Images

3 Apr , 2018  


“It’s not that what is past casts its light on what is present, or what is present its light on what is past; rather, image is that wherein what has been comes together in a flash with the now to form a constellation. In other words, image is dialectics ...

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