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30) His search for a model for politics involves exposing the instabilities of this "homo-fraternal and phallogocentric schema" and reconceiving friendship as more inclusive and democratic, "just beyond the law, and measured up against its measurelessness.
Obiter dictum: Derrida's often-quoted pronouncement that America itself is deconstruction certainly does not warrant literal reading; it was most likely inspired by Heidegger's (negative) cavalier political equation of Americanness with measurelessness, and was actually meant as a deferential personal tribute to de Man (cf.
To the contrary, sublime object is "amorphous," and its measurelessness of quantity and limitlessness of power cannot make the subject take hold of its form.

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