chapter  11
March 23
(Unpublished introduction to an unfinished book on the movement of March
Pages 6

The only way to excuse having written a history book on the March 22 movement is for it not to be a book of history, for it not to dissolve the delirium, the unjustifiability, and the passion into a simple phenomenon to be understood. Rather, such a book must in its turn be an event, an event like the displacement and reinforcement of critique of which the March 22 movement was the head and arm for a few weeks. Furthermore, the “author” may in this way be able to discharge his debt toward his “object,” the debt he owes it for having got him out of the impasse between “militant” delirium and skepticism. Such an event would have critical momentum, and new weapons could be forged.