This essay probes discourses of millennial governance in current late liberal governance and contemporary critical theory. It examines a set of dilemmas for progressive critics when they mobilize discourses of sacrifice and sacrificial love against the millennial imaginary of good and evil. In particular, it asks how discourses of sacrifice and sacrificial love coordinate violence and redemption in such a way that suffering and dying, the mortification of bodies, are read from the perspective of the redeemed end of a horizonal time.
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Elizabeth A. Povinelli; Beyond Good and Evil, Whither Liberal Sacrificial Love?. Public Culture 1 January 2009; 21 (1): 77–100. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/08992363-2008-022
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