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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Lisa Robertson. Friendship is the basic political unit. Its economy is passional and dissolves when affinity dissolves. As such, it can never become a milieu or an institution. Friendship is an incendiary allegiance; the most extreme experiments in relationship are conducted in its charged space. That betrayal may be one of its features is realistic. The terms of the experiment play themselves in the scale of the world, not the household or the jobsite or the reproductive contract. To learn how not to betray our friend is the lifework. The revolution situates itself in this orbit.

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