tentando perceber a imagem da "constelação" que WB propôs e opôs à da "linha recta" (representativa do que seria o linear e inevitável "progresso" da história) encontrei esta sua declaração cuja actualidade me parece depender apenas da substituição da palavra "fascismo" pela palavra "crise" :

"The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the 'state of emergency' in which we live is not the exception but the rule. We must attain to a conception of history that is in keeping with this insight. Then we shall clearly realize that it is our task to bring about a real state of emergency, and this will improve our position in the struggle against Fascism. One reason why Fascism has a chance is that in the name of progress its opponents treat it as a historical norm. The current amazement that the things we are experiencing are 'still' possible in the twentieth century is not philosophical. This amazement is not the beginning of knowledge--unless it is the knowledge that the view of history which gives rise to it is untenable."

Walter Benjamin, "Theses on the Philosophy of History,"
(Spring, 1940) trans. Harry Zohn