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Re: <nettime> What is the meaning of Trump's Victory + Badiou
Frederic Neyrat on Fri, 25 Nov 2016 18:43:40 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> What is the meaning of Trump's Victory + Badiou


   Thanks Molly!

   Eco's list is very interesting. It might be useful to adapt it to our
   situation. Alex Foti's expression, "national populism," seems also
   accurate, especially if we define this nationalism as an immunitary
   nationalism (even though nationalism is maybe in itself immunitary). We
   could speak about an immunitary populism that would imply, as one of
   its necessary conditions, an exacerbated racism; one of the functions
   of this racism would be to mask the current transformation of
   neo-liberalism. By the way, I'm not sure at all that Trump's politics
   will be anti neoliberal: US' protectionism has always been a way to
   prepare, launch, spread, and maintain the neo-liberal agenda.

   Best,
   Frederic

   2016-11-23 16:48 GMT-06:00 Molly Hankwitz <mollyhankwitz {AT} gmail.com>:

   14 features defining fascism from Umberto Eco:

   http://www.openculture.com/2016/11/umberto-eco-makes-a-list-of-the-14-common-features-of-fascism.html

   On Nov 22, 2016, at 6:56 AM, Frederic Neyrat <fneyrat {AT} gmail.com> wrote:

     Hi Steven,
     Concerning fascism - is Trump fascist? - cf. this talk of Badiou,
     "Reflexion on the recent election": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRnUpVLc31w
     in which he speaks about a "democratic fascism."�     Maybe it's not the best way to define the current situation but, again,
     my question is less "who" is D Trump �bu âtâ what he does
     â, with whom he is going to work and so on. Concerning the military
     aspect of his politicsâ, let's bet that he will not stop the
     over-militarization of the country. And the over-militarization of a
     society, especially when it targets a specific kind of population
     (black people, natives), is a perfect tool to set the ultra-liberal
     agenda up - an agenda that you described very well.
 
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