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January 26, 2011

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Alain

I think it is remarkable that the true source of the financial collapse is still largely unknown to most Americans. And the fact that the Republicans on this committee have published an alternative explanation simply confirms the lack of symbolic efficiency. If we don't share a common language, how can we possibly share a commons?

Jodi Dean

I love that question. I have to think about it.

First impulse (via Agamben)--communication of the incommunicable; put in Zizek-y terms: antagonism is common.

(This is too brief--I'll try to be more thorough when I get some time). Thanks for the question--answering it will be really helpful for some stuff I'm working on.

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