Members and friends of Acid Horizon meet with Stuart Kendall to discuss the work of 20th century writer Georges Bataille. Bataille is a unique figure in French thought whose work spans various milieus from literature to politics. As an opponent of fascism, liberalism, and the real-existing communism of his day, he and his associates endeavored to found a new politics which drew together disparate threads from French anthropology, mythological studies, and the work of Friedrich Nietzsche. The discussion with Kendall centers upon Bataille’s use of Nietzsche as a primary theoretical mediator. Kendall also details Bataille’s relationship with Albert Camus and ventures some possible applications of Bataille’s thought amidst current political crises.
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