Hiigglund closes with a compelling look at Derrida's love letters collected in Envois that reveals how Derrida's letters both stage the drama of the double bind between chronophilia and chronophobia
and offer theoretical insights for thinking about the implications of that bind.
It follows that there is chronophobia
at the heart of every chronophilia and chronophilia at the heart of every chronophobia
Building on his early construct of sustainment, his recent writing argues for the redirection of resources and a rethinking of humanity's chronophobia
, or fear of temporality; the EuroAmerican inability to come to terms with the fact that the planet's future is already full of the material we have produced.
12) Both this critique of modern Western chronopathy, or chronophobia
, and those structures of Jewish religious and communal life Levinas advocates instead, will feature prominently in "Model of the West.