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Benjamin in Palestine | Benjamin in Palestine
With painful prescience, Benjamin, the essayist, philosopher and translator, authored the landmark essay “The Critique of Violence” (1921), in which he vigorously exposed the violence of the modern state and its jurisdiction, legislation, and executive forces. For the early Benjamin, it was clear that there was “something rotten in the law” – be it the law of monarchy, “normal” democracy or autocratic regimes. From Benjamin’s perspective of a radical critique of violence, justice and the law of the state remain irreconcilable.
Palestine  theory  war  politics 
february 2015 by juliusbeezer
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