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Lenin and Gandhi

A missed encounter?
by / RP 172 (Mar/Apr 2012) / Article

The theme I shall address today has all the trappings of an academic exercise.* Still, I would like to attempt to show how it intersects with several major historical, epistemological and ultimately political questions. As a basis for the discussion, I will posit that Lenin and Gandhi are the two greatest figures among revolutionary theorist–practitioners …


WikiLeaks and the Assange papers
by / RP 166 (Mar/Apr 2011) / Commentary

Years ago, Julian Assange considered solutions for an unusual problem, the kind of thing cryptographers discuss: how can you make sure a message only becomes readable at a certain time, not before, such that no human frailty or mechanical error interferes with the schedule? He came up with three answers, which display his knack for …

They the people

Problems of alter-globalization
by / RP 157 (Sep/Oct 2009) / Article

You have asked for current thinking about different concepts and forms of political collectivity. If I were speaking as an academic, I would, I suppose, look once again at the implications of ‘multitudes’, as conceived by our colleagues and allies Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt. Speaking as an activist, however, I am obliged to say …

Body without image: Ernesto Neto’s Anti-Leviathan

Dossier: Undoing the Aesthetic Image
by / RP 156 (Jul/Aug 2009) / Article, Dossier, Undoing the Aesthetic Image

[T]he great Leviathan is that one creature in the world which must remain unpainted to the last.

– Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

The IMAGE-grip is dislocated and a more fundamental element emerges … in short, IMAGE is not the work’s supreme motive or unifying end.

– Hélio Oiticica, Block Experiments

In the immense emptiness and sepulchral …

Walter Benjamin and the Red Army Faction, Part 3

by / RP 154 (Mar/Apr 2009) / Article

Gramsci and the political

From the state as ‘metaphysical event’ to hegemony as ‘philosophical fact’
by / RP 153 (Jan/Feb 2009) / Article

Between imperial client and useful enemy

Pakistan’s permanent crisis
by / RP 152 (Nov/Dec 2008) / Commentary

The awfulness of the actual

Counter-consumerism in a new age of war
by / RP 135 (Jan/Feb 2006) / Article

England, whose England?

by / RP 134 (Nov/Dec 2005) / Commentary

The cosmopolitan paradox: Response to Robbins

With Reply to Chandler
by and / RP 118 (Mar/Apr 2003) / Article

Sexing the state

Familial and political form in Irigaray and Hegel
by / RP 113 (May/Jun 2002) / Article


by / RP 060 (Spring 1992) / Article

Freedom’s Devices

The Place of the Individual in Hegel's Philosophy of Right
by / RP 059 (Autumn 1991) / Article

French Socialism and Philosophy Since May 1981

by / RP 032 (Autumn 1982) / News