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The Charlatan’s Little Box of Tricks

By | January 7th, 2019|LRO 117|

The Charlatan’s Little Box of Tricks[1]  Michael Dougan[2]   I’ve been asked to speak about the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and what it can teach us about the tactics used by politically aggressive (usually hard right) campaigners. These comments are more the product of professional reflection than of scientific investigation. After all: I’m an [...]

The Sexual Purgatory

By | December 23rd, 2018|LRO 115|

Current opinion regards psychoanalysis as a discourse according to which sex is something omnipresent. Freud would be obsessed with sex. Everyone has seen the optical illusion of the naked woman in the forehead of the creator of psychoanalysis. It was certainly not psychoanalysts who reproduced this drawing a million times. Of course, the legend does [...]

Do Not Allow the Word to Stop Circulating Among the Political Choices of the 21st Century

By | December 19th, 2018|LRO 114|

This November, the NLS newsletter circulated a text[1] by Angelina Harari, originally published more than a year and a half ago. In March of 2017, Harari, among many others around the world, was already signaling the rise of a political choice towards the extreme right. At that time, the fight was against Marine Le Pen [...]

Of Indian Ideals / Idols

By | December 15th, 2018|LRO 113|

With direction from Jacques-Alain Miller, Jacques Lacan, and Sigmund Freud’s teachings, this article is an attempt to articulate something about the social and political circumstances in India. One of the first questions that arise is, perhaps: which India are we talking about?  While this is valid, as there are many lines (not just state borders) [...]

ZADIG – A Conversation of Necessity in a Local Context

By | December 11th, 2018|LRO 112|

A real Republic is a Republic of equality, of shared vulnerabilities and of collective capacities. This is a time to be active rather than passive, and clear choices are opening up as to what will be the character of our Irishness. Will it be a commitment to inclusion and a shared world or a retreat [...]

Bodies in Space

By | December 5th, 2018|LRO 110|

As those of us who still benefit from the civilising effects of capitalism huddle closer together on our gated islands, the margin of those who fall outside the net seems to grow wider and wider. While out shopping we have to step over bodies in the street, outcasts of savage capitalism, surplus to requirements, abandoned [...]

The Dream of Living With No Risks

By | December 1st, 2018|LRO 109|

AIDS was probably the first postmodern event to inaugurate the definitive consolidation of biopolitics and the appropriation of the concept of risk by the State with the aim of introducing a regulation, an ordering, and even a prophylaxis of subjectivity. Threatened by a pandemic of proportions unprecedented since the era of the great European plagues, [...]