Ronell on the discursive veil of naturality

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“war teaches us that the violence it unleashes is not natural or physical in the first place, but that the concept of violence belongs to the symbolic order of law, politics or morals […] But there’s the catch: Desert Storm masks itself as a natural catastrophe, it seems to have concealed itself in the language of natural eruption.”

          Avital Ronell               –

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