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Reflexive impotence, immobilization and liberal communism

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contemporary depression. Kafka's The Trial as a depiction of Control societies. school.

Fisher, M. (2009). Reflexive impotence, immobilization and liberal communism. In Fisher, M. Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?. Zero Books, pp. 21-30

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The persistent association of neoliberalism with the term 'Restoration', favored by both Badiou and David Harvey, is an important corrective to the association of capital with novelty. For Harvey and Badiou, neoliberal politics are not about the new but a return of class power and privilege. '[...] Today we see liberal capitalism and its political system, parliamentarianism, as the only natural and acceptable solutions.' harvey argues that neoliberalization is best conceived of as a 'political project to re-establish the conditions for capital accumulation and to restore the power of economic elites'. [...]

—p.28 by Mark Fisher 2 years, 10 months ago

The persistent association of neoliberalism with the term 'Restoration', favored by both Badiou and David Harvey, is an important corrective to the association of capital with novelty. For Harvey and Badiou, neoliberal politics are not about the new but a return of class power and privilege. '[...] Today we see liberal capitalism and its political system, parliamentarianism, as the only natural and acceptable solutions.' harvey argues that neoliberalization is best conceived of as a 'political project to re-establish the conditions for capital accumulation and to restore the power of economic elites'. [...]

—p.28 by Mark Fisher 2 years, 10 months ago