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The Violence Turning Into Our Worst Enemy

  It appears that the militant Malcolm X dictum, “[b]y any means necessary”, has been treated too literally, without any regard to the evident need to think through and review the purpose and efficacy of the unbridled, anarchic, indiscriminate and very destructive violence that has plagued the re-radicalised student movement over the past eighteen months. [...]

Violence at Wits

  -By Wits Independent Monitors Events at Wits on October 4 showed that the University’s decision to force a reopening of the academic programme under intense policing and private security was miscalculated and dangerous. This was the finding of a group of staff and students who were concerned about the potential for violence on campus [...]

The Philosopher as Functionary: An Open Letter to David Benatar

  t is hard to overestimate the impact of the French student uprisings of May 1968 on the philosophy of the so-called post-68 generation, that group of politically awakened academics that included, among many others, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Michel Foucault, Alain Badiou and Jacques Ranciere. For these thinkers, some of whom were the most [...]