The Society for the End of Necropolitics: The Destruction of Europe
with Franco “Bifo” Berardi

JAN
25–27

The Society for the End of Necropolitics invites you to a lecture in three parts by contemporary theorist Franco “Bifo” Berardi on the recent rise of nationalism and fascism in Europe and the possibility (or impossibility) of political resistance in the age of financial capitalism.

The present alternative: financial globalism and national antiglobalism.
The ascent of national workerism in the world is a logical consequence of neoliberal violence.
Europe as a non-identitarian project in Julien Benda’s work.
The concept of identity is a trap. There is no identity, only identification.
Nationalist identification in modern European history. What is a nation?
Fascism and nation in the Italian experience.
The defeat of Hitler is not the end of Nazism in the history of Europe.
Karl Jaspers, 1946; Günther Anders, 1960: reflections on quintessential Nazism.
Nationalism and globalism in the twentieth century.
The neoliberal turn in the history of the European Union and the financial takeover.
In what way has the leadership of the European Union prepared the comeback of Fascism?
What has to be done? What is the meaning of the word “resistance” in the age of financial digitalization?

The lectures are held in English with simultaneous Greek translation.

Franco “Bifo” Berardi is a renowned contemporary theorist and activist. His work is mainly dedicated to the relationship between culture, media, and social movement. His most recent book is And. Phenomenology of the End (2015). Berardi lives in Bologna.

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