Giorgio Agamben hat im November letzten Jahres eine sehr spannende Vorlesung über den Sicherheitsstaat und die Zukunft der Demokratie in Athen gehalten:

The hypothesis I would like to suggest here is that, placing itself under the sign of security, modern State has left the domain of politics to enter a no man’s land, whose geography and whose borders are still unknown. The Security State, whose name seems to refer to an absence of cares (securus from sine cura) should, on the contrary, make us worry about the dangers it involves for democracy, because in it political life has become impossible, while democracy means precisely the possibility of a political life.

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