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Force of GodPolitical Theology and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy$
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Carl Raschke

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231173841

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231173841.001.0001

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Force and Economy

Force and Economy

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(p.69) 5 Force and Economy
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Force of God
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Carl A. Raschke

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231173841.003.0005

Increasingly, market economies run on credit as well as on credulity. They are gift economies that genealogically reveal themselves as impossible political economies. The liberal democratic order today has become an impossible economy. Its impossibility is enabled by the unboundedness of desire for a pure gift economy—and a corresponding popular will that generates the political fantasies legitimating these desires.

Keywords:   Marx, Goux, Agamben, Baudrillard, Economy, Derrida

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