Notes on Syria and the Coming Global Thanatocracy

Originally published on Paths and Bridges blog July 2018

The Coldest Monster

In Thus Spake Zarathusta, Nietzsche called the state the coldest monster and we might add there is no state as cold as a thanatocracy. At present few genuine thanatocratic regimes actually exist but even using the most stringent definition (we use the loosest here), Syria unambiguously qualifies, Syria is a…

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Jules Etjim

Jules Etjim

Jules Etjim blogs at Paths and Bridges that is devoted to exploring social theory and ecology from the optic of Castoriadis’s radical project of autonomy.