The End Is Night

Disenchanted beyond belief

“‘La mélancolie, c’est le bonheur d’être triste’ said Victor Hugo, which you could translate into Lacan-ese, meaning the melancholic enjoys their sadness. This is why Lacan called melancholia moral cowardice, which is a good definition of the Left shorn of magical thinking. Where are our courageous hysterical-heretical witches? …”

– This text appears in Spike #58. You can buy it in our online shop –