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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 431–444.
Published: 01 November 2011
... reality and that of personal freedom. Baudrillard's perfect crime becomes, for Dantec, the alibi for an absolute crime: the invisible and perfectly integrated acts of numerous serial killers operating with impunity. However, it is not so much individual acts such as murder that constitute evil...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 465–476.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Mark Featherstone In this review essay I explore three of Baudrillard's late works, Why Hasn't everything Already disappeared?, The Agony of Power , and Carnival and Cannibal , and explain how they represent his final word on the notion of integral reality and the intelligence of evil. Expanding...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 391–408.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Lee Barron Employing Jean Baudrillard's concept of integral reality, as articulated within The intelligence of evil or the Lucidity Pact , and linking it with Tim Guest's journalistic/anthropological account of his experiences within Second Life , the article assesses the extent to which...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 339–344.
Published: 01 November 2011
... act, is rather iconoclastic. J.B. : Either we analyze terrorism as a sort of power of evil originating elsewhere – in the depths of Islam, for example – and explanation gives way to value judgment, or we look beyond good and evil. Terrorism then appears as an answering of evil with evil...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2015
... of Karl Marx. It is made clear at the beginning of The Transparency of Evil : Marx was right on capitalism for the most part, but he did not grasp some important things. Capitalism was the only mode of production that has ever existed—an exception. The bourgeoisie was the only “class” that has existed...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 385–397.
Published: 01 November 2012
... terminology and conjure up evil empires or decide to employ the diction of the younger George Bush and speak of rogue states, the logic of the distinction remains the same: we, the good, here on this side, are facing off against evil itself on the other. The binary seems so common and self-evident that before...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 79–95.
Published: 01 March 2012
... a nightmare in the minds of the living.” Another on the right states, “Man must grow better and more evil. This do I teach, the most evil is necessary for the superman's best” (from Nietzsche ). Clearly, this exit does not lead the audience to a metaphysical realm. We do not see Muqaddimah as a final step...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 281–302.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., Benhabib, and Postone 1986 : 26). Evidently, the play confronted a sensitive issue that West Germany had tried to relegate to the past. Then again, the figure of the Rich Jew raises reasonable questions regarding the ethics of representation. Did Fassbinder uncritically blame the evils of capitalism...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 288–292.
Published: 01 November 2017
... with each other. The first is the direct rejection of the idea that the Holocaust is so horrific that it should not be studied at all or, if it is, it cannot be encompassed within a study of civilization. There is also a rejection of the idea that it can be accounted for by some presocial drive to do evil...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
... – or, better, thinking through and alongside – such displaced or disavowed elements: symbolic exchange, seduction, reversibility, catastrophe, fatality, absolute evil, impossible exchange, the irreducible, and the singular to mention just a few (see Bishop 2009 ; Butler 1999 ; Clarke et al. 2009 ; Gane...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (1): 5–28.
Published: 01 March 2006
... the person or persons keeping watch, a guard, or sentinels, and, by extension, the prison or secure place where captives are kept (in both actual and mythological senses: it also means the underworld, the prison of evil). By association the term also becomes descriptive of the time a watch is required, i.e...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 257–278.
Published: 01 November 2005
...’ ends in many cases can be achieved only at the price of morally dubious or at least dangerous means and the possibility, or even the probability, of evil side effects” ( Weber 1978: 218 ). Trickster is the daemon of political life precisely because “he is a moral, not im moral. He embodies...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 247–263.
Published: 01 July 2022
... decades later than the Clouds , in dialogue with Aristophanes's Socrates. Plato, especially, was an admirer of Aristophanes. Thus, he kept, as Nietzsche claims in Beyond Good and Evil , “under the pillow of his death-bed . . . no ‘Bible,’ nor anything Egyptian, Pythagorean, or Platonic—but a book...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 5–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... is that nowadays the political is played out in the moral register ” (ibid.: 5). So, to provide a few examples of my own, after the events of 9/11, North Korea, Iran, and Iraq were notoriously positioned by George W. Bush in terms of an “axis of evil” ( Bush 2002 ) – an axis which was soon expanded to include...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 327–343.
Published: 01 November 2018
... . Escape from Evil . New York : Free Press . Bobbio Norberto . ( 1944 ) 1948 . The Philosophy of Decadentism . Oxford : Basil Blackwell . Cain William . 2009 . “ Learning Not to Look: A Visit to the Rothko Chapel .” Southwest Review 94 , no. 2 : 173 – 84 . Chave Anna...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 March 2014
...). There is no presumption of innocence and it is better to be part of evil than party to misfortune. —Baudrillard, The Intelligence of Evil or the Lucidity Pact The cover of the June 1, 2011, issue of Libération brandished an eye-catching headline and a teasing insert. “Presumed Innocent” (“Présumé innocent...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 139–152.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Republican Party Cold War orthodoxy that villainized the former Soviet Union, now Russia, as the Evil Empire and the Red Menace. Many of us grew up in a Cold War culture that included copious films and TV shows with evil Russians, and experienced broadcast and print media, schooling, and other institutions...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 445–464.
Published: 01 November 2011
... of Evil in 1990. 2. The owner was, predictably, alarmed and outraged to find his private life being exposed in a daily newspaper, and threatened legal action. 3. The comparison between critical reading and detective work has a long history. In Edmund Crispin's novel The Case of the Gilded...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 311–320.
Published: 01 July 2011
... Goodman which provides a further perspective on the productive potential of the digital anomaly. Finally, Matthew Fuller and Andrew Goffey's “Towards and Evil Media Studies” presents a theoretical centerpoint to the collection, setting out sixteen stratagems for the continued integration of the anomalous...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 293–295.
Published: 01 November 2017
... issue of his lifetime, combining his political engagement against the evils of the Holocaust with political reflections on modernity. The concept of postmodernity appears in the subtitle of his 1987 book Legislators and Interpreters: On Modernity, Post-modernity, and Intellectuals . Bauman’s optic...