Sabu Kohso

Sabu Kohso is a political and social critic, translator, and a long-time activist in the global and anti-capitalist struggle. A native of Okayama, Japan, Sabu has lived in New York City since 1980. He published a series of books in Japanese on urban space and popular struggles in New York, as well as a book on philosophy of planetary anarchism, which have been translated into Korean. He has translated from English to Japanese books by David Graeber (Fragments of an anarchist anthropology and Debt – the First 5000 Years) and that of John Holloway (Crack Capitalism), and translated from Japanese to English the works by the architect Arata Isozaki (Japanness in Architecture) and by the philosopher and literary critic Kojin Karatani (Architecture as Metaphor and Transcritique). His first English book is Radiation and Revolution (Duke University Press, September 2020). Its French edition Radiations et Révolution will appear in March 2021 from Éditions de la rue Dorion in Montreal and Éditions Divergences in Paris.

Philosophy World Democracy

It will not be a world democracy, since it must be the people themselves who create themselves and arrange themselves. Rather, we affirm a democratic essence of the world: peopled by all the living and by all the conversing, wholly configured by their existence and by their words.