8. The Camp as Biopolitical Paradigm of the State (The Road to Fascism: For a Critique of the Global Biosecurity State)

‘The fear of concentration camps and the resulting insight into the nature of total domination might serve to invalidate all obsolete political differentiations from Right to Left and to introduce beside and above them the politically most important yardstick for judging events in our time, namely: whether they serve totalitarian domination or not.’ — Hannah … Continue reading 8. The Camp as Biopolitical Paradigm of the State (The Road to Fascism: For a Critique of the Global Biosecurity State)

7. Fascism, Neoliberalism and the Left (The Road to Fascism: For a Critique of the Global Biosecurity State)

‘English Fascism, when it arrives, is likely to be of a sedate and subtle kind (presumably, at any rate at first, it won’t be called Fascism). It is quite easy to imagine a middle-class crushed down to the worst depths of poverty and still remaining bitterly anti-working class in sentiment; this being, of course, a … Continue reading 7. Fascism, Neoliberalism and the Left (The Road to Fascism: For a Critique of the Global Biosecurity State)

6. From Kitsch to Woke: The Aesthetics of Totalitarianism (The Road to Fascism: For a Critique of the Global Biosecurity State)

‘There is, of course, no reason why the new totalitarianisms should resemble the old. A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them … Continue reading 6. From Kitsch to Woke: The Aesthetics of Totalitarianism (The Road to Fascism: For a Critique of the Global Biosecurity State)

5. The Psychological Structure of Fascism (The Road to Fascism: For a Critique of the Global Biosecurity State)

‘The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the “state of emergency” in which we live is not the exception but the rule. We must attain to a conception of history that is in keeping with this insight. Then we shall clearly realise that it is our task to bring about a real state of … Continue reading 5. The Psychological Structure of Fascism (The Road to Fascism: For a Critique of the Global Biosecurity State)

4. Fascism and the Decay of Capitalism (The Road to Fascism: For a Critique of the Global Biosecurity State)

‘From the moment the “normal” police and military resources of the capitalist dictatorship, together with their parliamentary facades, are no longer sufficient to hold society in a state of equilibrium, the turn of the fascist regime arrives. Through the agency of fascism, capitalism sets in motion the masses of the crazed petite bourgeoisie and the … Continue reading 4. Fascism and the Decay of Capitalism (The Road to Fascism: For a Critique of the Global Biosecurity State)

3. The Fascist State and Human Rights (The Road to Fascism: For a Critique of the Global Biosecurity State)

‘Totalitarianism is not only hell, but also the dream of paradise — the age-old dream of a world where everybody would live in harmony, united by a common will and faith, without secrets from one another. If totalitarianism did not exploit these archetypes, which are deep inside us all and rooted deep in all religions, … Continue reading 3. The Fascist State and Human Rights (The Road to Fascism: For a Critique of the Global Biosecurity State)

2. Eternal Fascism (The Road to Fascism: For a Critique of the Global Biosecurity State)

‘It does not surprise me that Italy is at the moment spearheading the development of a technology of governance that, in the name of public health, renders acceptable a set of life conditions which eliminate all possible political activity, pure and simple. This country is always on the verge of falling back into fascism, and … Continue reading 2. Eternal Fascism (The Road to Fascism: For a Critique of the Global Biosecurity State)

1. The Return of Fascism (The Road to Fascism: For a Critique of the Global Biosecurity State)

I started writing this article in February 2022, and it quickly expanded into a short book, which I am still writing today. I’ve decided, therefore, to publish its individual sections on this website separately as they are completed. This will inevitably entail me going back and revising earlier sections as the later ones are completed … Continue reading 1. The Return of Fascism (The Road to Fascism: For a Critique of the Global Biosecurity State)

Saving St. Raphael’s Estate: The Alternative to Demolition

Architects for Social Housing is pleased to announce the publication of our book-length report, Saving St. Raphael’s Estate: The Alternative to Demolition. Pdf files of the individual chapters can be downloaded from the links below. Table of Contents 1. The Campaign for St. Raphael’s Estate: Social, Economic and Policy Contexts 2. The Alternative to Demolition: … Continue reading Saving St. Raphael’s Estate: The Alternative to Demolition

Laws for the Protection of People and State

In May 2020, when I first drew comparisons between the state of emergency under which Germans lived through the 12 years of the Third Reich and the emergency period under which coronavirus-justified regulations were being imposed without parliamentary scrutiny on UK citizens in 2020, a member of the already forming cult of the COVID-faithful responded … Continue reading Laws for the Protection of People and State