Rereading Benjamin’s ‘Critique of Violence’

1. In the second sentence of “Critique of Violence,” Benjamin asserts: “For a cause, however effective, becomes violent, in the precise sense of the word, only when it bears on moral issues.” (277) Ostensibly, Benjamin is pointing to the etymological inheritance carried by the word violent, perhaps a bit clearer in English than in the… Continue reading Rereading Benjamin’s ‘Critique of Violence’