No. 15, The Quest for Sovereignty (April 2009)

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Table of contents

01.   Tolkien, The Return of the King (1955)

02.   Friedrich, Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer (1817)

03.   Shakespeare, King Henry III (1593)

04.   Rousseau, Du Contrat Social (1762)

05.   Sade, L’Histoire de Juliette (1797)

06.   Dostoyevsky, Zapìski iz pòdpol’ja (1864)

07.   Marx, Das Kapital, Buch III (1864)

08.   Nietzsche, Zur Genealogie der Moral (1887)

09.   Lautréamont, Les Chants de Maldoror (1869)

10.   Rimbaud, Une saison en enfer (1873)

11.   Lawrence, The Plumed Serpent (1926)

12.   Aragon, Le paysan de Paris (1926)

13.   Breton, Second manifeste du surréalisme (1929)

14.   Bataille, La Souveraineté (1954)

15.   Dead beech and birch sapling (Feb 2009)

16.   Note

Sovereignty restores to the primacy of the present that surplus share of time that is only accumulated to the extent that human beings first submit themselves to the primacy of the future – the primary form of which is labour. While labour defers the present moment to the future product of that labour, sovereignty is the consumption of the present without regard for the future. And although this submission, since the division of humankind into masters and slaves, has been unequal, it is in the expenditure of that surplus time, rather than in the equal distribution of the labour that produces it, that man escapes this submission and attains his freedom.


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