Tag: Simulacrum

Why Trump Won’t Win and Why it Matters

Trump’s candidacy allows us to see the domestic contradictions that have always existed globally. There is a sinister umbilical cord between the inside of American politics and institutionalism and its unrestricted and savage outside. The American president resembles the case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Domestically, the institution is ‘seemingly’ politically controlled by a…

Badiou’s Jurisprudence II: ‘We Have Become Simulacra’

As a follow-up to Badiou’s Jurisprudence: The Event of Law and The Law of The Event, Jose Rosales asks whether the alliance with Vergès is quite so straight-forward. If freedom, as Deleuze claims, is to engage in jurisprudence, do we not encounter a paradox in the alliance between Alain Badiou and Jacques Vergès? A paradox…