I was recently hosted by the fine gentlemen of the Interregnum Podcast for a midday chat about Ultras; Rome; and dissident versus academic life.
When they said, “Rachel, one must be this or that,” she replied that she is neither, or both. When they said, “Patience, parties, movements, and a well-established hierarchy are necessary for our triumph,” she said, “We need instead riots, total war, and the destruction of the totems that have created your priestly relationship with life.”… Continue Reading
Indiana University Press has just published Global Rome: Changing Faces of the Eternal City, which contains an essay on Ultras and fandom. “Football, Romanità, and the Search for Stasis,” gives a sense of how affective and active is the fascist narrative of Romanità in the lives of certain Romans. Although it was challenging to write… Continue Reading
“You must know that blood has no value or splendor unless it has been freed from the prison of the arteries by iron or fire.” – F.T. Marinetti In the early days of July 1923, a heroic and blasphemous storm blew across the Carso plain and down into the Po river valley. Its high… Continue Reading
Drunken Exposition on Imperium Europa On October 30, 2013 Dana Roccapriore hosted me for an episode of his radio show Imperium Europa. Dana asked some familiar questions about my time in Rome and my essays published at Counter-Currents, but also allowed me space to expound upon my current work and its relation to the revolutionary… Continue Reading
“Dancing with a Ball and Chain” “All that is important is that each group or individual should construct the plane of immanence on which they lead their life and carry on their business. Without these conditions you obviously do lack something, but you lack precisely the conditions that make a desire possible. Organizations of forms… Continue Reading
I was interviewed last weekend for the Santa Cruz Run Internet radio show hosted by Vernon Bohr. It is similar to my last interview with David Baillie, which is slightly disappointing. I simply have not sufficiently developed a common language with which to discuss my intellectual endeavors, and this leads to a very rhetorical and… Continue Reading