File deleuze-guattari/deleuze-guattari.0603, message 6

Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 05:44:30 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Re: [D-G] arendt and benjamin on violence

Compassion & goodness may be related phainomena, but they 're not the same. Compassion plays a role , even an important role , in Billy Budd, but it's topic is goodness beyound virtue and evil beyound vice, and the plot of the story consists in confronting these two.
  Neither Rousseau nor Robespierre was capable of dreaming of a goodness beyound virtue, just as they were unable to imagine that radical evil which would 'partake nothing of the sordid or the sensual' (Melville), that there could be wickedness beyond vice.
  That the men of the French Revolution should have been unable to think in these terms, (...) Melville and Dostoyevski, at any rate, even if they have not succeeded to be the writers who could not think like Artaud, they actually both were, certainly in a better position to know what it all had been about. 

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