December 5, 2011
On the one hand, critical theory condemns the occupation. (see letter below)
On the other hand, critical theory defends the occupation. (see letter below)
Can it do both and still be itself? As an old dialectician once said,
CRITICAL THEORY has to be communicated in its own language — the language of contradiction, dialectical in form as well as in content: the language of the critique of the totality, of the critique of history. Not some “writing degree zero” — just the opposite. Not a negation of style, but the style of negation.