THE SAVAGE PEACE: III. Civil War Revisited

*This is the last section to “The Savage Peace: Democracy’s 2500 Years of Failure and the Legacy of Global Civil War.” Read the introduction here, part I starts here, and part II starts here. The pdf of the entire book is posted on our pdf page. I am also selling copies of the book for 5$ (plus shipping), so email me if you want one … Continue reading THE SAVAGE PEACE: III. Civil War Revisited

THE SAVAGE PEACE: II. Management [Oikonomia]

*This is the last post for this section. Next week, I’ll post the conclusion to the book and the pdf. Check out the intro here, and the first post of part I. here. The physical book can now be purchased for 5$ as well. Email me at sashavs@riseup.net if you’re interested! Oikonomia: domestic power or the police a. Households “If you know what you are … Continue reading THE SAVAGE PEACE: II. Management [Oikonomia]

THE SAVAGE PEACE: II. Management [Nomos]

Nomos: the silent victory of the managers “[The law] is war itself, and the strategy of this war in action.” -Michel Foucault “The word ‘law’ has but one meaning: the law of nature is not a rule of duty but rather the norms of a power.” -Benedict de Spinoza We agree with Carl Schmitt when he writes that “All political concepts, images, and terms have … Continue reading THE SAVAGE PEACE: II. Management [Nomos]

THE SAVAGE PEACE: II. Management [Homonoia]

II. Management Homonoia: democratic power and its consensus machinery “Everybody knows, no one can deny, is the form of representation and the discourse of the representative. [Because it] rests its beginning upon such implicit or subjective presuppositions, it can claim innocence, since it had kept nothing back —except, of course, the essential — namely, the form of the discourse.” -Gilles Deleuze On Sunday, November 15th, … Continue reading THE SAVAGE PEACE: II. Management [Homonoia]

THE SAVAGE PEACE: I. Civil War [part iii.]

*This post concludes section I. Civil War of “The Savage Peace: Democracy’s 2500 Years of Failure and the Legacy of Global Civil War.” Next week, I’ll be publishing the first part of section II. Management. Read the intro to the book here. I. Civil War [part i.] here I. Civil War [part ii.] here Towards a history of Midwestern instability We are not arguing for … Continue reading THE SAVAGE PEACE: I. Civil War [part iii.]

THE SAVAGE PEACE: I. Civil War [part ii]

*This is the second part (of three) of the first section of “The Savage Peace”. The introduction can be found here. Part one of this section, Civil War, can be found here. Civil warfare… “I am entering on a work full of disasters, terrible in its battles, riven by seditions, in which even peace was savage.” -Tacitus “Only that which has no history can be … Continue reading THE SAVAGE PEACE: I. Civil War [part ii]

THE SAVAGE PEACE: I. Civil War

*This is section I of a book called “The Savage Peace: Democracy’s 2500 Years of Failure and the Legacy of Global Civil War”. The previous post was the introduction.  Hyperlinked words link back to the glossary. -Sasha Durakov I. Civil War A most ambiguous superiority “To designate ‘sedition,’ revolution in the city, Greeks use the word stasis, which they borrowed from the root most evocative … Continue reading THE SAVAGE PEACE: I. Civil War

THE SAVAGE PEACE: Democracy’s 2500 Years of Failure and the Legacy of Global Civil War

*This is the first part of a book called “The Savage Peace: Democracy’s 2500 Years of Failure and the Legacy of Global Civil War”, the entirety of which I will be posting to this website in segments. I’ll post one segment a week over the course of probably a month and a half. I’m also posting the glossary here, which I will link back to … Continue reading THE SAVAGE PEACE: Democracy’s 2500 Years of Failure and the Legacy of Global Civil War