Christian Moraru

 

“Critique and Its Postnational Aftermath: Dialogism and the “Planetary Condition”

 

 

The worldwide overhaul of the dynamic of location and discourse has been one of the most consequential developments of the post-Cold War era. Bearing witness to the weakening of the nation-state and its economic, political, and cultural-epistemological authority, this adjustment has led to the disjoining, followed by the unorthodox recoupling, of place and culture and is taking us all beyond the postmodern, into a new paradigm, “planetarity.” A major feature or vector of this paradigm shift is the emergence—or perhaps the revival—of the dialogical at the expense of Kritik as a modality of criticism and “critique” in the new context of late globalization.