I really liked the illustrations of the states of nature and law in the state of exception on page 38. I feel seeing it drawn out as such--with the two separate entities (fig. 1) that then meld into one another (fig 2), and then finally become indistinguishable was really helpful.
I then started to ponder how this was possible given Agamben's review of the "always already" link to linguistics (pp. 49-50) . . . I think it's highly interesting that my mind grasped the state of exception concepts readily and easily with aid from non-lingual diagrams, but upon fashioning the concepts in my head, words were "always already" present in the construction of the ideas.
Is there no way to escape linguistics? Agamben says, "since the nonlinguistic os only ever to be found in language itself," (p. 50) and I started wondering how this was possible. I think it has something to do with his whole notion of being in force without significance.