It is time, both for teachers and students, to rediscover, after two years of state of exception and the cancellation of all the most elementary freedoms, the political consciousness that seems to have disappeared from schools and universities.
What is the figure of [a] bare life that is in question today in the management of the pandemic?
It is not so much the [figure of a…] patient who is isolated and treated as a patient [who] has never been treated [in this way] in the [whole] history of medicine; rather, it is the infected or – as it is defined with a contradictory formula – the asymptomatic patient.
“Further, further into ruin / We have to live till we die”
For Giorgio Agamben and many protesters against lockdown and social distancing, the Dalai Lama who pretends to protect us but in reality suffocates our social freedoms is the authorities, who while ostensibly seeking to protect us, choke out our ability to live before we have to die.