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September 03, 2009

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Creating Insecurity: Art and Culture in the Age of Security
edited by Wolfgang Sützl & Geoff Cox

'Today we are facing extreme and most dangerous developments in the thought of security. In the course of a gradual neutralisation of politics and the progressive surrender of traditional tasks of the state, security imposes itself as the basic principle of state activity. What used to be one among several decisive measures of public administration until the first half of the twentieth century, now becomes the sole criterion of political legitimation. The thought of security entails an essential risk. A state which has security as its sole task and source of legitimacy is a fragile organism; it can always be provoked by terrorism to become itself terrorist.'

Giorgio Agamben | Konrad Becker | Bureau of Inverse Technology | Geoff Cox | Florian Cramer | glorious ninth | Brian Holmes | carlos katastrofsky | Martin Knahl | Norbert Koppensteiner | Daniela Ingruber | The Institute for Applied Autonomy | Naeem Mohaiemen | Mukul Patel | Luis Silva | Wolfgang Sützl | Tiziana Terranova | McKenzie Wark

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