Semiotext(e) Intervention Series

ReadNumberAuthorTitleDateSummary
1[r]Various authorsAutonomia: Post-Political Politics1980/2007“The only first-hand document and contemporaneous analysis of the most innovative post-’68 radical movement in the West, the creative, futuristic, neo-anarchistic, postideological Autonomia.”[22][23]
1The Invisible CommitteeThe Coming Insurrection2009“A call to arms by a group of French intellectuals that rejects leftist reform and aligns itself with younger, wilder forms of resistance.”[24][25]
2Christian Marazzi [fr]The Violence of Financial Capitalism2009/2011“An innovative analysis of financialization in the context of postfordist cognitive capitalism.” New edition: “An updated edition of a groundbreaking work on the global financial crisis from a postfordist perspective.”[26][27][28][29]
3Guy HocquenghemThe Screwball Asses2009“A founder of Queer theory contends that the ruling classes have invented homosexuality as a sexual ghetto, splitting and mutilating desire in the process.”[30][31]
4TiqqunIntroduction to Civil War2010“Activists explore the possibility that a new practice of communism may emerge from the end of society as we know it.”[32][33]
5Gerald Raunig [de]A Thousand Machines2010“The machine as a social movement of today’s “precariat“—those whose labor and lives are precarious.”[34][35]
6Jean BaudrillardThe Agony of Power2010“Baudrillard’s unsettling coda: previously unpublished texts written just before the visionary theorist’s death in 2007.”[36][37]
7TiqqunThis is Not a Program2011“An urgent critique of the biopolitical subject and omnipresent Empire.”[38][39]
8Chris KrausWhere Art Belongs2011“Chris Kraus examines artistic enterprises of the past decade that reclaim the use of lived time as a material in the creation of visual art.”[40][41]
9Jarett KobekATTA2011“A disorienting fictionalized portrayal of 9/11 mastermind Mohamed Atta and the meaning of madness.”[42][43]
10Paul VirilioThe Administration of Fear2012“A new interview with the philosopher of speed, addressing the ways in which technology is utilized in synchronizing mass emotions.”[44][45]
11Sergio González RodríguezThe Femicide Machine2012“An account and analysis of the systematic murder of women and girls in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juárez.”[46][47]
12TiqqunPreliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl2012“A theoretical dissection of capitalism’s ultimate form of merchandise: the living spectacle of the Young-Girl.”[48][49]
13Maurizio LazzaratoThe Making of the Indebted Man2012“A new and radical reexamination of today’s neoliberalist “new economy” through the political lens of the debtor/creditor relation.”[50][51]
14Franco “Bifo” BerardiThe Uprising2012“A manifesto against the concepts of growth and debt, and a call for a reinvestment in the social body.”[52][53]
15Gerald Raunig [de]Factories of Knowledge, Industries of Creativity2013“With the economy deindustrialized and the working class decentralized, a call for alternative horizons for resistance: the university and the art world.”[54][55]
16Peter SloterdijkNietzsche Apostle2013“Peter Sloterdijk’s essay on Friedrich Nietzsche and the benefits and dangers of narcissistic jubilation.”[56][57]
17Maurizio LazzaratoGoverning by Debt2015“An argument that under capitalism, debt has become infinite and unpayable, expressing a political relation of subjection and enslavement.”[58][59]
18The Invisible CommitteeTo Our Friends2015“A reflection on, and an extension of, the ideas laid out seven years ago in The Coming Insurrection.”[60][61]
19Jennifer DoyleCampus Sex, Campus Security2015“A clear-eyed critique of collegiate jurisprudence, as the process of administering student protests and sexual-assault complaints rolls along a Möbius strip of shifting legality.”[62][63]
20Sergio González RodríguezThe Iguala 432017“A well-researched and powerfully argued account of the disappearance of forty-three students and an analysis of the cruelty that normalizes atrocity.”[64][65]
21Jackie WangCarceral Capitalism2018“Essays on the contemporary continuum of incarceration: the biopolitics of juvenile delinquency, predatory policing, the political economy of fees and fines, and algorithmic policing.”[66][67]
22Houria Bouteldja [fr]Whites, Jews, and Us2017“A scathing critique of the Left from an indigenous anti-colonial perspective.”[68][69]
23The Invisible CommitteeNow2017“A new political critique from the authors of The Coming Insurrection, calling for a “destituent process” of outright refusal and utter indifference to government.”[70][71]
24Sayak ValenciaGore Capitalism2018“An analysis of contemporary violence as the new commodity of today’s hyper-consumerist stage of capitalism.”[72][73]
25François CussetHow the World Swung to the Right2018“An examination of the reactionary, individualist, cynical, and belligerent shift in global politics to the right, implemented both by the right and the establishment left.”[74][75]
26Franco “Bifo” BerardiBreathing2019“The increasingly chaotic rhythm of our respiration, and the sense of suffocation that grows everywhere: an essay on poetical therapy.”[76][77]
27Sergio González RodríguezField of Battle2019“The emergence of a geopolitical war scenario, establishing a form of global governance that utilizes methods of surveillance and control.”[78][79]
28TiqqunThe Cybernetic Hypothesis2019“An early text from Tiqqun that views cybernetics as a fable of late capitalism, and offers tools for the resistance.”[80][81]