8 History as Decomposition, by Alejandro de Acosta

8 History as Decomposition, by Alejandro de Acosta

“Our awareness of decomposition leads to certain insights that are disconcerting and fascinating as well; they may well be visions from outside Civilization. This awareness informs our action without distinguishing us from events. I am referring to what is most question-worthy: the passing sense of the weird and meaningless way in which things happen, beyond causality and so beyond lasting explanation.”

~Alejandro de Acosta

The text read this episode, the second in a trilogy of essays on approaches to nihilism by Alejandro de Acosta, is included in The Impossible, Patience: Critical Essays 2007 – 2013 published by Ardent Press and available from Little Black Cart.

Texts and authors referenced in History as Decomposition are available to be freely downloaded, printed, and distributed, from The Anarchist Library.

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