“The original task of a genuine revolution... is never merely to ‘change the world,’ but also—and above all—to ‘change time’. Modern political thought has concentrated its attention on history, and has not elaborated a corresponding concept of time. Even historical materialism has until now neglected to elaborate a concept of time that compares with its concept of history.”[i]
[i] Giorgio Agamben, “Time and History. Critique of the Instant and the Continuum.” Trans. Liz Heron, in Infancy and History: The Destruction of Experience. London:Verso, 1993, p. 91.