Liquid Times Are Over. Solid Monsters Are Back

By | October 20th, 2018|LRO 98|

When I proposed that the book written with Professor Bauman be entitled "The Return of the Pendulum" it was because those words, suggested in his mail of 08/23/2012, strongly caught my attention. Wise is he who can read between the lines of the social discourse not only what is happening in the present but also [...]

The Lacanian Review. Hurly-Burly – Issue 6

By | October 17th, 2018|TLR 6|

New Lacanian School (NLS) / World Association of Psychoanalysis (WAP) The 6th Issue of The Lacanian Review, Fall 2018 ‘¡URGENT!’ Release Date: November 2018 - FREE SHIPPING BEFORE NOVEMBER 4TH Brief With a series of exceptional new translations of texts by Jacques Lacan and Jacques-Alain Miller, The Lacanian Review takes you into the space of [...]

The Cambridge Analytica Scandal as Symptom?

By | September 29th, 2018|LRO 93|

States began treating civil populations like data sets in the late 1990s.[1] In 2002, the National Security Agency (NSA), established its Information Awareness Office (IAO), whose motto is Scientia est potentia – knowledge is power. Since knowledge was now being produced in “ones and zeroes”, the agency understood it had to reorient its gaze.[2] A [...]

Millenarianism 2.0

By | September 26th, 2018|LRO 92|

Discourses on technology are capable of generating far more delusional metaphors than the field of science. These metaphors have fostered the creation of identity groupings, "communities of jouissance", which make the fetishization of technology into the foundation of a mystical preaching. Part of the explanation is that technologies reach much more extended spheres of human [...]

Street Food

By | October 16th, 2015|LRO 04|

No matter how delicious the street cheeseburgers at the California Cantine on the rue Turbigo may be, I refuse to participate in this farce on ethical grounds. Likewise, under ordinary circumstances, I would never set foot in a Naturalia health food store. For an American, France is a museum of the recent commercial past. Consumer [...]

A Match made in Heaven

By | October 9th, 2015|LRO 03|

The struggle to define the union of two people under the law has continually produced division. Within America the states were divided; the Supreme Court as a Judicial body was divided in a vote of 5 to 4; the arguments anticipating the vote revealed that individual Justices of the Court were themselves subjectively divided. Justice [...]

Another Kind of DREAM (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors)

By | October 2nd, 2015|LRO 02|

“According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) data, the Department of Homeland Security deported 414,481 people in fiscal year 2014, down from 438,421 the year before.”1 This drop in numbers may be due in part to the deferments by the Dream Act. In June 2012 President Obama initiated the well-known Dream Act, officially named Deferred [...]

Two Others

By | September 25th, 2015|LRO 01|

In order for something to exist in the full sense of the word, it must first be named and recognized. The unconscious certainly existed before Freud, but in the absence of a name, an elaboration, and a community of the faithful, it could not join, then sublate, the bacchanal of existence. Bearing this in mind, [...]