(Un)certainty and (in)determination

Steven Corcoran

The problem of destruction in politics has to be seen in conjunction with that of duration. How is the creative destruction of a proposition of displacement of forms of domination to endure? Thus framed, the connection between duration and destruction may be said to be based not on any essence or ideal foundation but retroactively on the puncturing of a given state of political knowledge. This will further imply not only that there are good and bad forms of destruction in politics, good and bad relative to the questions raised by that puncturing, but that the political process itself must contain a mechanism of self-undoing.