Andreas Broeckmann on Fri, 3 Sep 2021 07:14:06 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Covid and the crisis of neo-liberalism

please (Daniel Ross), define "absolute failure (of the West)".


ps: i suggest to leave room, in this definition, for failures of yet other proportions.

pps: looks like adjectives are generally up for grabs these days and might become redundant rubble, if not signifiers of the opposites, like "precise(ly)" in many philosophical discourses.

Am 02.09.21 um 23:44 schrieb Sean Cubitt:
thanks for circulating Patrice

there's a great piece responding to similar issues byDaniel Ross (aka Stiegler’s translator): <>

a flavour:
"Anthropogenic climate change and the systemic limits with which it is associated indeed define the fundamental emergency situation with which we are confronted today. The possibility of facing up to this emergency depends on recognizing that this accident must become our necessity, a necessity whose impure technological, but also social, economic and political conditions are alone what make possible the exercise of collective intelligence, belief, wisdom and decision. The temptation is always to say that freedom and democracy are the fundamental requirements for making good collective decisions, and yet the /absolute/ failure of the West over the past two years means that these ideas must /absolutely/ be subjected to critique, where the latter is /never/ a denunciation, but an interrogation of their ‘pharmacological’ limits"

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