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About Fabio Vighi

Fabio Vighi is Professor of Critical Theory and Italian at Cardiff University, UK. His recent work includes Critical Theory and the Crisis of Contemporary Capitalism (Bloomsbury 2015, with Heiko Feldner) and Crisi di valore: Lacan, Marx e il crepuscolo della società del lavoro (Mimesis 2018).
Latest Posts | By Fabio Vighi
The Central Bankers’ Long Covid: An Incurable Condition
6 days ago

The Central Bankers’ Long Covid: An Incurable Condition

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Sheep spend their entire lives being afraid of the wolf, but end up eaten by the shepherd. (Popular proverb)

By now it should be clear that COVID-19 is, essentially, a …
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A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Systemic Collapse and Pandemic Simulation
2 months ago

A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Systemic Collapse and Pandemic Simulation

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A year and a half after the arrival of Virus, some may have started wondering why the usually unscrupulous ruling elites decided to freeze the global profit-making machine in the …
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Slavoj Žižek, Emergency Capitalism, and the Capitulation of the Left
5 months ago

Slavoj Žižek, Emergency Capitalism, and the Capitulation of the Left

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As an admirer of Žižek’s work, I found his viral responses to Covid-19 (books, short texts, interviews) rather disappointing, and in many ways representative of the Left’s capitulation to the …
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Prolegomena to a Franciscan Capitalism
8 months ago

Prolegomena to a Franciscan Capitalism

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“La conjuration des imbéciles” is the title of a short essay by Jean Baudrillard published in Libération on May 7, 1997. Reflecting on the political success of Jean-Marie Le Pen’s
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The Absent Cause: Time, Work and Value in the Age of Coronavirus
1 year ago

The Absent Cause: Time, Work and Value in the Age of Coronavirus

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Making ‘good use’ of Covid-19 is without a doubt illusory, not to mention offensive for those who – as always the weakest social groups – die, suffer and are now …
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