JR: “Politics is not the exercise of power.”
S: What does that mean? What is politics then?
JR: “Politics ought to be defined on its own terms, a sa mode of acting put into practice by a specific kind of subject…“
S: What is that Subject?
JR: ” it involves this subject in the form of a mode of relation that is its own.”
S:This is interesting. What is the mode of relation that is its own? What kind of mode? What kind of mode becomes the subject’s own?
JR: “Politics cannot be defined on the basis of any pre-existing subject.”
to be continued…