For Five Books, Edouard Mathieu asked me to choose 5 books on Violence, Power and the State and to say why they were particularly important. For read, click here.
I have chosen :
« Violence and the Word » by Robert Cover,
« The New Jim Crow » by Michelle Alexander,
« Black Against Empire : The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party » by Joshua Bloom & Waldo E. Martin,
« The Birth of Biopolotics » by Michel Foucault
« Critique of Violence » by Walter Benjamin.
In this interview I try to explain how these books helped me to elaborate a more realist and a more confrontational political theory.