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Develop responses that demonstrate your understanding of the text and prompt at hand, making clear your interpretation of the question while also attending to key details of the arguments, questions and meanings expressed and conveyed by the text and its author,

With Agamben’s biopolitical appraisal of Western modernity’s dilemma the transformation of the exceptional into the norm is taken as a most serious challenge. From our reading of his Homo Sacer, briefly describe some of the distinctive features of Agamben’s assessment of our situation that help illustrate or bring home the implications of that challenge.