By Jean Luc Nancy

(Suggestion by Dr Maria Hadjiathanasiou)

The virus communizes us because we have to face it together, even if by isolating ourselves. It is a chance to really experience our community, argues Jean Luc Nancy

An Indian friend of mine tells me that back home they talk about the ‘communovirus’. How could we not have thought of that already? It’s so obvious! And what an admirable and complete ambivalence: a virus coming from communism, a virus that communizes us. That is much more fertile than the derisory ‘corona’, which evokes old monarchical or imperial histories. And ‘communo’ is good for dethroning ‘corona’, if not decapitating it […]


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