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Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil
Alain Badiou explodes the facile assumptions behind the recent ethical turn by governments of the West. He shows how our prevailing ethical principles serve to reinforce an ideology of the status quo
Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment
Once the most lucrative European colony in the Caribbean, Haiti has become one of the most divided and impoverished countries in the world. In the late 1980s, a remarkable popular mobilization known
The Politics of Prescription
The assassinations of Salvador Allende and Amílcar Cabral in 1973 mark the end of the last truly transformative sequence in world politics, the sequence of national liberation associated with the
Fanon and Political Will
The categories that defined the immediate context of Fanon's last years and publications – decolonisation, nationalism, redemptive violence – belong primarily to an historical era that ended, in the
Out of This World: Deleuze and the Philosophy of Creation
Praise for Absolutely Postcolonial: "Finally the word we were all secretly waiting for!"-- Slavoj Zizek "This monumental study transforms the terms within which critical understanding of postcolonial