This essay is a companion piece to Friedrich Kittler's lecture “Of States and Their Terrorists.” It provides additional background, especially for Kittler's discussion of the German Red Army Faction (RAF ), and discusses the various sources (from Friedrich Nietzsche to Carl Schmitt) that inform Kittler's broader historical survey of technology and enmity.
Geoffrey Winthrop-Young; Hunting a Whale of a State: Kittler and His Terrorists. Cultural Politics 1 November 2012; 8 (3): 399–412. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/17432197-1722127
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