Henri Carlos and Guy Cohn are two figures of responsibility. In a world in which taking responsibility in any meaningful sense is obscured and policed, Carlos and Cohn present themselves as more than happy to take it. They insist on putting forward the necessity of an end to social relations dictated by capital, and to exposing the chances for the construction of a world beyond capitalist democracy. Their desire for forms of action, thought lost to the past, whether it be shutting down streets or holding universities captive, is not a nostalgia, but a beginning.
- "The ‘radical academics’ and rebellious students found lurking in the cracks of the university make up its ‘Imaginary Party’."
- "Firstly, it is a question of subjectivation, and then, for the endurance of that subjectivation, it is a question of fidelity."
- "A Wager —The figure of the student and the characters of a world to come!"
- "So-called knowledge is contained, numerated and circulated."
- "The importance of those precursory classes and study groups, despite their flaws, lay in their providing a space for the encounters through which we began to find each other."
- "We would not forget the necessary consequences!"
- "Whereas previously there was the very real presence of the Party as the dominant form of emancipatory politics, today the very concept of the Party is in tatters; resistance is fragmented, atomised, disorganised."
- "The subversion of radical desire into the tedium of academia is contingent not only on the existing state of things, but also on the failure of that desire to find its true consequence."
- "The state of the modern university is part of a wider ideological situation."
- "The Imaginary Party makes potential the idea that the seemingly spontaneous outbursts of resistance we find in recent history, whether they be the recalcitrance of the workforce or the riots of the poor, find a potentially unifying principle in the possibility of an imaginary recognition of a shared project."