Hager Weslati

Hager Weslati, Kingston University & the London Graduate School

Alexandre Kojève After Revolutionary Terror

Kojeve’s theory of revolutionary action can provide us with a better perspective on the historical significance of the more recent revolutions across the ‘middle-eastern’ region of the ‘Dernier monde nouveau’.If the French and Russian revolutions provided two models of post-revolutionary politics, neither of them  led to the realisation of a universal and homogenous state, an empirical…

The Lacanian Trials

The jur­idical scope of the Lacani­ans’ feuds provides inter­est­ing read­ing with Lacan’s life, his teach­ing and his thought. The 30th anniversary of Lacan’s death in September 2011 was marked by an “intellectual dispute,” one which was not settled in the sphere of ideas or public academic debate, but in a defamation trial in the French…

The Arab Minotaur: A People Deferred

A deluge of articles, statements and comments on the peoples’ protests across a region defined in imperial geopolitical and cultural discourses as the Middle-East or the Arab World have so far been driven by two main questions: ‘how it happened?’ and ‘what will happen next?’ The ‘how’ and ‘what next’ are impossible questions at times…