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Anti-Revolutionary Republicanism

Claude Lefort’s Machiavelli


by / RP 182 (Nov/Dec 2013) / Article

Amidst the enthusiasm marking the five hundredth anniversary of Machiavelli’s composition of The Prince in 1513, there is one recent publication that risks being overlooked. Last year saw the belated appearance in English of the French political philosopher Claude Lefort’s most substantial work, his 1972 doctoral thesis: Le travail de l’œuvre Machiavel. This volume, abridged …


168 Reviews

Books Reviewed:
Isabelle Stengers, Cosmopolitics I
Benjamin Noys, The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory
Peter Fenves, The Messianic Reduction: Walter Benjamin and the Shape of Time
Andrea Cavalletti, Classe
Gail Day, Dialectical Passions: Negation in Postwar Art Theory
David Toop, Sinister Resonance: The Mediumship of the Listener
Andrew Finlay, Governing Ethnic Conflict: Consociation, Identity and the Price of Peace
Manuel De Landa, Philosophy and Simulation: The Emergence of Synthetic Reason
Bill Griffiths, Collected Earlier Poems (1966–1980)
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The better half

by / RP 168 (Jul/Aug 2011) / Review

Benjamin Noys, The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2010. 196 pp.,£60.00 hb., 978 0 74863 863 5.

Knox Peden

There’s an old Ziggy cartoon that finds the eponymous misanthrope standing waist-deep in water in a flooded basement, remarking to nobody in particular: …


149 Reviews

by , , , , and / RP 149 (May/Jun 2008) / Reviews

Julian Bourg, From Revolution to Ethics: May ’68 and Contemporary French Thought Knox Peden

Alain Badiou, De Quoi Sarkozy est-il le nom? Circonstances Peter Hallward

Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism Robert Spencer

John Roberts, The Intangibilities of Form: Skill and Deskilling in Art after the Readymade Steve Edwards

Matthew Beaumont, …


145 Reviews

by , , , and / RP 145 (Sep/Oct 2007) / Reviews

Antonio Negri, The Political Descartes: Reason, Ideology and the Bourgeois Project Knox Peden

Pascale Casanova, Samuel Beckett: Anatomy of a Literary Revolution Andrew Gibson, Beckett and Badiou: The Pathos of Intermittency David Cunningham

Massimo Montanari, Food is Culture Ken Hirschkop

Dave Boothroyd, Culture on Drugs: Narco-cultural Studies of High Modernity Christian Kerslake

Noel Castree and …