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Derrida

The model of this singular "mystic pad" also incorporates what may seem, in the form of a destruction drive, to contradict even the conservation drive, what we could call the archive drive. It is what I called earlier, and in view of this internal contradiction, archive fever. There would indeed be no archive desire without the radical finitude, without the possibility of a forgetfulness which does not limit itself to repression. Above all, and this is the most serious, beyond or within this simple limit called finiteness or finitude, there is no archive fever without the threat of this death drive, this aggression and destruction drive.

  1. Blogger Diana Hamilton | October 8, 2008 at 11:42 AM |  

    So "Issue 1" was really a death threat?

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