Theater of Cruelty

Ali Jones Alkazemi

Being in the opposing position

ŽIŽEK: Despite the fact that he has been a public intellectual for at least 30 years, there has never before been such a multifaceted and nuanced discussion of Slavoj Žižek's thinking as the one we see in the current anthology. But does Žižek recognize the revolutionary potential of desire?

We can all be like Paul

PASOLINI: The apostle Paul shows the revolutionary power of fighting for a cause that defies the usual way of life. Paul becomes the symbol of creating a new reality and defeating hegemonic power. But can we imagine that there is a Paul in today's Israel?

Mimetic desire and violence

PSYCHOLOGY: How has a thoroughly pessimistic view of humanity arisen? That man must be fundamentally sinful is a cornerstone of Western thinking. Or?

The intolerance of divergence

TRANSFORMATION: Hartmut Rosa is a central critic of modernity. He emphasizes the importance of our resonant experiences – be it with another, a work or a book – as a central part of being human.

Life is short, and it is urgent to make the right choices

RELIGION: Religion constitutes a war against the spontaneous. Is there an equality between being an obedient citizen and being godly?

A form of loss of freedom

PHILOSOPHY: According to Marx, alienation can occur when we work and produce things that do not correspond to our own identity. But what does Rahel Jaeggi write about this today?