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There is no 'murderous consent' organized by the state more radical and absolute than the one that declares the very existence of an individual or a community to be intolerable. What sovereign power then organizes is that individual or community's confinement to a state of inexistence that culminates in its erasure. Because such consent takes us to the heart of the modern theological-political imaginary, it is important to write its genealogy. Revisiting anew the thought of Foucault, Augustine, Shakespeare, Hobbes, Schmitt, and Benjamin, this is what the decisive analyses of Unbearable Life propose: a plunge into the roots of the violence that the contemporary world does not stop imposing upon us with increasing urgency. -- Marc Crepon, author of <i>Murderous Consent: On the Accommodation of Violent Death</i> Arthur Bradley poses here a dramatic and unsettling challenge: to think a new natality. Not a renaissance, but a powerful call for 'future political children' to be born, who would break the cycles of a sovereign power intent on erasing countless existences that, beyond annihilation, would simply never have been. By way of Augustine, Shakespeare, Hobbes, Schmitt, and others, Unbearable Life presents us with a generalized martyrology, reading with unceasing insights the remarkable figures of Cacus and of Jephthah's daughter, of Robespierre and the Zapatistas, in order to diagnose and combat a nihilopolitics that, older and stronger than we wish to admit, very much persists today. -- Gil Anidjar, author of <i>Blood: A Critique of Christianity</i> In this book, Arthur Bradley identifies the antinomical point of crossing, hitherto obscure, between the paradigms of biopolitics and political theology in the sovereign prerogative of making life, or death, never happen. It is a conceptual passage of extreme interest that, by rethinking the performative role of negation, widens the boundaries of political ontology. The sources used-ancient, modern, and contemporary-place this work at the center of current philosophical and political debate. -- Roberto Esposito, author of <i>Immunitas: The Protection and Negation of Life</i>
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Arthur Bradley is professor of comparative literature at Lancaster University. His books include Originary Technicity: The Theory of Technology from Marx to Derrida (2011).
Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Unbearable: Foucault and the Birth of Nihilopolitics 2. Ungood: Augustine's City of Cacus 3. Untimely Ripped: Macbeth's Children 4. Uncommon: Hobbes's Martyrs 5. Incorruptible: Robespierre and the Already Dead 6. Unleashed: Schmitt and the Katechon 7. Undead: Benjamin and the Past to Come Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index