By Nitzan Lebovic, Roy Ben-Shai
Contemporary politics is confronted, at the one hand, with political stagnation and shortage of a innovative imaginative and prescient at the facet of formal, institutional politics, and, at the different, with numerous social pursuits that enterprise to problem glossy understandings of illustration, participation,and democracy. curiously, either institutional and anti-institutional facets of this antagonism are inclined to accuse one another of "nihilism", specifically, of mere oppositional destructiveness and failure to provide a optimistic, optimistic substitute to the established order. Nihilism turns out, then, all engulfing.
In order to raised comprehend this political state of affairs and ourselves inside of it,The Politics of Nihilism proposes a radical theoretical exam of the idea that of nihilism and its historic improvement through serious experiences of Israeli politics and tradition. The authors express that, instead of a mark of mutual competition and depression, nihilism is a fruitful class for tracing and exploring the bounds of political critique, rendering them much less inflexible and beginning up an area of potentiality for notion, motion, and creation.
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Let me explain: The political 26 The Politics of Nihilism philosopher Adi Ophir published a series of articles that recommended moving past the metaphysics of the Holocaust as an anchor for collective identity. “A religious consciousness built around the Holocaust may become the central aspect of a new religion, one that has at its core a story of revelation” (Ophir 2003, 195). After his sharp critique of what he calls “a new religion of the Holocaust,” Ophir explains that sacralizing victimhood might end with a new and empty sense of identity (Ophir 2003, 199).
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