Articles by Agon Hamza

About Agon Hamza

Agon Hamza is completing his PhD in philosophy, on Hegel and Althusser. He is a co-founder and a member of the international collective Dialectical Materialism Collective and serves as the editor-in-chief of the international philosophical journal Crisis and Critique. His latest publication is a co-authored book with Slavoj Žižek, entitled From Myth to Symptom: The Case of Kosovo and Louis Althusser (2011) and Për Althusserin (2012).

A response to Dragan Plavšić

I want to begin by thanking LeftEast for publishing Dragan Plavšić’s article “Did Somebody Say Ethnic Partition? A Critique of Žižek on Kosovo and the Balkans” (see parts [1], [2], [3], [4]) on the book that I co-authored with Slavoj Žižek. From Myth to Symptom: the case of Kosovo was published over a year and a half ago. I am also grateful to Mr.Plavšić for the time and effort he put into reading our short book with scrutiny. However, from the period of publishing until now, many things have happened, both in the Republic of Kosovo and in the Republic of Serbia, as well as in our relations ..

On the Kosovo-Serbia agreement

The agreement on the ‘normalisation of relations’ signed by the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia has been praised by almost everyone as a ‘historical agreement’. And indeed it is historic – but apparently for completely different reasons than those the EU and other bureaucrats praise it for. From the EU’s gaze and perception of the Balkans, everything that is not an outburst of our primitive ethnical passions is indeed a historic achievement. Peace is almost considered a state of exception. In this regard, the mere fact that the Kosovo and Serbian Prime Ministers have met is a major victo ..