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Central to Puspa Damai’s article on the Messianic-City is the concept of hospitality. It is inextricable from the Derridian concept of a “city of refuge” and what Derrida sees as the intent of a city. Ruin, the threat of ruin and asylum are all discussed as tenets of the “city to come” Damai’s view of what Derrida’s city of refuge would look like focuses largely on its ipseity and ability to offer unconditional welcome to “unconditional visitors” or asylum seekers. Damai argues that Derrida’s city is at once “more than one… and less than one”(70). (more…)

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