Reiner Schürmann and the Poetics of Politics

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Published: 09/28/2018

Read an Excerpt from Reiner Schürmann and the Poetics of Politics Here! Reiner Schürmann’s thinking is, as he himself would say, “riveted to a monstrous site.” It remains focused on and situated between natality and mortality, the ultimate traits that condition human life. This book traces the contours of Schürmann’s thinking in his magnum opus[…]

The Hegemony of Psychopathy

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Published: 09/19/2017

Read an Excerpt from The Hegemony of Psychopathy Here! Any social and political arrangement depends on acceptance. If a substantial part of a people does not accept the authority of its rulers, then those can only remain in power by means of force, and even that use of force needs to be accepted to be[…]

The Republic of Cthulhu: Lovecraft, the Weird Tale, and Conspiracy Theory

Published: 11/07/2016

Read an Except from The Republic of Cthulhu Here! If parapolitics, a branch of radical criminology that studies the interactions between public entities and clandestine agencies, is to develop as an academic discipline, then it must develop a coherent theory of aesthetics in order to successfully perform its primary function: to render perceptible extra-judicial phenomena[…]

Why the Center Can’t Hold: A Diagnosis of Puritanized America

Published: 05/30/2016

Read an Excerpt of Why the Center Can’t Hold Here! “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold.” These words from Yeats’s poem “The Second Coming” provide Why the Center Can’t Hold with its organizing theme. And although Yeats was describing the grim atmosphere of post-World War I Europe, O’Neill regards the poem’s pronouncements as eerily[…]

Extraterritorialities in Occupied Worlds

Published: 02/16/2016

The concept of extraterritoriality designates certain relationships between space, law, and representation. This collection of essays explores contemporary manifestations of extraterritoriality and the diverse ways in which the concept has been put to use in various disciplines. Some of the essays were written especially for this volume; others are brought here together for the first[…]

The (Socialist) Future Is Not Necessarily Utopian: An Interview with Katerina Kolozova

On the occasion of the publication by punctum of feminist philosopher Katerina Kolozova’s much awaited new book, Toward a Radical Metaphysics of Socialism: Marx and Laruelle, the Associate Editor and Designer for Katerina’s book, Troy O’Neill (a student in liberal arts at The New School, NYC), interviewed Katerina about this new work but also about[…]