Man is realized not as a fulfilment or as an outcome, but as absent to himself, torn away from what he is, and it is this tearing away which is the basis of every adventurous greatness.
Alain Badiou, The Century, trans. Alberto Toscano, Cambridge: Polity, 2007.
… bureaucracy entirely assumes for itself the power and functions of an exploiting class, the management of the production process at all levels, the disposition of the means of production and decision-making authority over the appropriation of surplus production.
Cornelius Castoriadis