AGAINST HIS-STORY, AGAINST LEVIATHAN! ONLINE READING GROUP BY FORGED BOOKS

5 September 2021

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Venue: FORGED BOOKS ONLINE

Organiser: FORGED BOOKS

‘People never become altogether empty shells. A glimmer of life remains in the faceless Ensis and zeks who seem more like springs and wheels than like human beings. They are potential human beings. They are, after all, the living beings responsible for the cadaver’s coming to life, they are the ones who reproduce, wean and move the Leviathan. Its life is but a borrowed life; it neither breathes nor breeds; it is not even a living parasite; it is an excretion and they are the ones who excrete it.

The compulsive and compulsory reproduction of the cadaver’s life is the subject of more than one essay. Why do people do it? This is the great mystery of civilized life.’

A discussion of Fredy Perlman’s Against His-story, Against Leviathan! hosted by FORGED BOOKS.

The session will begin with a reading From the text.

We’ll be reading https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/fredy-perlman-against-his-story-against-leviathan#toc1 from ‘She’s the first protagonist. She’s alive, she’s life itself…’ to ‘Perhaps the cadaverous beast was excreted by only one community among the myriads.’

No prior reading is needed.

Conversation will take place on the Jitsi platform here: https://8X8.vc/forged/books

Howto Jitsi: https://festival.antiuniversity.org/places/forged-books-online




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