Benjamin Noys

is a theorist living in Bognor Regis, UK. His most recent book is The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory, forthcoming in September 2010 with Edinburgh University Press. His blog is


Marx’s comment that history advances by the “bad side” has inspired an apocalyptic strand of anti-capitalism that supposes history is “on our side”. Benjamin Noys takes issue with the “accelerationist” view that welcomes apocalypse as the decisive moment.

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