• October 2, 2011, the day 700 people were arrested on Brooklyn Bridge

    Beyond the Permanent State of Emergency 

    Not long before the Twin Towers fell, the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben resurrected a concept anathema to the liberal notion of progress—the idea that unrelenting crisis is not necessarily exceptional. Agamben employed the image of “the Camp” to describe the space and time “when the state of exception begins to become the rule.”