Critique of Violence

Curated by Simona Ferlini

Walter Benjamin’s “Critique of Violence” is a seminal text that in just a few steps dismantles the very idea that any form of legitimate violence can exist, or that means can be separated from ends so that a just end can make a wrong means just. 

For that alone, this would be a great text, and the theoretical foundation of consistent and absolute nonviolence.

An English version of Benjamin’s essay is available here:

Video of the previous group is here

First reading group


Second reading group