May 24, 2006

Deconstruction

"Alain Badiou says 'emancipatory politics always consists in making seem possible precisely that which, from within the situation, is declared to be impossible.'" — Charles Esche (again).

Beware the studied imprecision of the rhetorical "precisely" — it's so often used to draw attention away from the underlying attempt to restrict alternatives, to declare those alternatives impossible…

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