Author Archives: Zegreus Moole

Commercial Fetishes

The direction of the ancient script had Latinized for centuries, though it still occasionally regressed down wall-scrolls or leftwards over temples. The youths were lured away by the masochism of development, and reduced to busybodies under the threat of property … Continue reading

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Wandering Shelter

George Bataille treated “sacrifice” as an antithesis of modern rationality. This way of thinking assumes that sacrifice takes conceptuality as its implicit object, and so it opens an aporia which eclipses discourse.  What concerns us in the following is a … Continue reading

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Baroque Mandarins

Descartes and Rousseau sip Moutai at the end of the world, when their laughter becomes unrecognizable as such.  The French call that darkness “involuntary memory”, whereas the Chinese know it as Dao. The millennium arrives like a knock on the … Continue reading

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Natural Cinema

The cinema has been a frontline in the long contest between memory and machine. This is a struggle for freedom. But only historical interpretation can distinguish which is the side of liberty. Sometimes it appears that freedom is on the … Continue reading

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Nuomenal Commerce

Development reaches bottlenecks due to the inherent normativity and positivity of economic thinking. Development beyond these impasses requires transactions which are conducted under more radically uncertain conditions, such that development loses its definitive direction. The research of Ellie Ayache turns … Continue reading

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Chinese Anarchy

Chinese anarchism is a remarkable feature of global modernity which can open some exquisite geohistorical dimensions. Yet aside from the works of Peter Zarrow, there isn’t much literature on this topic in English. It is little appreciated how anarchist thinking … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s East Coast

(this was a public lecture given at Beijing Normal University in Zhuhai, on Wednesday October 17th, 2018. The audience were mostly undergrad non-English majors, so the language is basic) Travel is getting more popular these days, with people moving around … Continue reading

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