Johnston describes his procedure in this book as conducting equally immanent critiques and defenses of Badiouian and Zizekian political theory. This takes the form of shining a spotlight on the gray zones and inconsistencies which appear in both bodies of thought, finding the keys to overcome certain weaknesses as already residing in the tension and knots internal to each thinker. This is how we will treat Johnston’s work as well.

On the whole, I enjoyed reading this book. I tend to be a slow reader, but Johnston’s skill at summarizing complex arguments coupled with what, among dense theoretical texts, is…

Inside Agitator

Thoughts, gestures, provocations

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