The Return of the Enlightenment
Cites background from "The Return of the Enlightenment"
...(Clastres, 2010d: 275) The internal non-division of the political community is thus guaranteed through external atomization and segmentation, the fragmentation of relations between societies in an unstable network of war and alliance that is capable of affirming the self-identity of multiple social…...
...…of the undivided unity of the social body: ‘‘This power, unseparated from society, is exercised in a single way; it encourages a single project: to maintain the being of society in non-division, to prevent inequality between men from instilling division in society’’ (Clastres, 2010b: 169)....
...…is one who simply, through their pronouncements, affirms the identity of the desire of the community, which their speech must map onto precisely: ‘‘the leader’s point of view will only be listened to as long as it expresses society’s point of view as a single totality’’ (Clastres, 2010b: 167)....
...The chief’s external indebtedness guarantees society that he will remain exterior to power, that he will not become a separate organ’’ (Clastres, 2010g: 204)....
...…radical difference with these others: ‘‘Here then is how primitive society concretely appears: a multiplicity of separate communities, each watching over the integrity of its territory, a series of neo-monads each of which, in the face of others, asserts its difference’’ (Clastres, 2010d: 261–262)....