This week we are joined by a very special guest, Lucy from the Wyrd Signal podcast. Together, we read the nomadology chapter on Deleuze and Guattari’s A Thousand Plateaus.
We spoke about the form and content of State apparatuses, war machines, nomads, blobs, and how this all relates to conflicts in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel-Palestine and the clandestine activities of the deep state.
If you like to read along with us, we read “1227: Treatise on Nomadology — The War Machine” from Deleuze and Guattari’s A Thousand Plateaus — a chapter so long that has also been published in its own right as Nomadology: The War Machine.
Below you can find a list of additional links to further material that is either discussed over the course of this episode or which helped inform our readings:
- “The Crimes of SEAL Team 6” by Matthew Cole
- “The Art of War” by Eyal Weizman
- “19” by Paul Hardcastle
- “Bureaucracy to Battlefield” by Donald Rumsfeld
- “More, Less, or Different? Where U.S. Foreign Policy Should — And Shouldn’t — Go From Here” by Jake Sullivan
- Red Pill by Hari Kunzru
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