Deconstructing the deconstruction of the law
of art? Should the symbolist poetics of “l’art pour l’art” and the avant-
garde radical reflexivity be accused of being an exercise of artistic violence? The nexus of law and violence cannot just reside in the tendency
of law to maintain its own integrity and distinctiveness vis-à-vis the
larger societal process within which it is, along with many other practices, immersed.
Furthermore, concerning (b), it is difficult to find any supporting argument in Menke’s text for his acceptance of Benjamin’s claim
to the effect that
Public presence, discourse, and migrants as threat
Criminals, We will Fight for our Right to Life and
Dignity”’, Avgi , 26 January 2011.
Mihalis Nivolianitis, ‘Landing of Illegal
Migrants in the Law School’, Ethnos , 25 January 2011.
DAP (in Greek) stands for Democratic Revisionist Avant-Garde and is
the name of the main right-wing student organisation
Murray and H. J. Wilson MP
on a General Committee. This exemplary cross-section of the liberal
avantgarde was accompanied by Keir Hardie, J. A. Hobson, H. N.
Brailsford, Edward Carpenter, Henry Salt, J. L. Hammond and Isabella
A pamphlet campaign was launched to counter the bluster of the
pro-war party and to educate the public on the true causes and
Tracing the origins of Swedish neutrality, 1814–1945
Einhorn and Logue, 1989: 6) Likewise, in 1965,
Danish writer Henrik Stangerup wrote: ‘Scandinavia of today is the
world’s avant-garde society. What is taking place among us will
happen in other countries tomorrow … [which] will be of profit
[to] the entire world around us.’ In Europe, German and Austrian
leftists shored up the idea, as Brandt, Wehner, Kreisky and others
anticipated the spread of the