Clarifications (Giorgio Agamben)
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This blog post written by Agamben appeared on March 17, 2020 on the site of Quodlibet. Translation is mine.)

A translation of Agamben’s newest and most striking blog post on the epidemic, is to point to an “Illichian” background or frame for understanding both the debates and the ongoing crisis.

A society that lives in a permanent state of emergency is no longer a free society. Indeed, our society, having sacrificed freedom for the sake of so-called “security concerns,” has condemned itself to a perennial state of insecurity and fear.

In the words of Edward Snowden

The emerengy never ends

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