Tuesday 16th October 2018, 8:00pm
Session 203: Wars and Capital By Éric Alliez and Maurizio Lazzarato
For this session, Daniel Morgenthaler selected an excerpt from the book Wars and Capital By Éric Alliez and Maurizio Lazzarato (MIT Press, 2018).
“In Wars and Capital, Éric Alliez and Maurizio Lazzarato propose a counterhistory of capitalism to recover the reality of the wars that are inflicted on us and denied to us. We experience not the ideal war of philosophers, but wars of class, race, sex, and gender; wars of civilization and the environment; wars of subjectivity that are raging within populations and that constitute the secret motor of liberal governmentality. By naming the enemy (refugees, migrants, Muslims), the new fascisms establish their hegemony on the processes of political subjectivation by reducing them to racist, sexist, and xenophobic slogans, fanning the flames of war among the poor and maintaining the total war philosophy of neoliberalism.” -Book Cover