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Alain Badiou, France’s leading radical theorist and commentator, dissects the Sarkozy phenomenon in this sharp, focused intervention. He argues that the. Alain Badiou (Verso, London, ). ‘[I]f human society is a collection of individuals pursuing their self-interest, if this is the eternal reality, then it is certain that. Philosophers, it is well known, only interpret the world, when the point is to change it. France’s Alain Badiou is a rare exception to this rule – a philosopher who.

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I just love Badiou’s concept of courage.

A state legitimised by fear is virtually fit to become terroristic Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Read more Read less. What Blair appreciated about the army was its sheer efficacy: Badiou has made a strange complaint. Contemporary capitalism, as sarmozy all know, prides itself on its global nature.

Rats, Spoiled Again The Sarkozy era is over, at least for now. In other words, to be idealistic and never be discouraged from being so.

The Meaning of Sarkozy | Socialist Review

The popularity of the seminar series was reflected in the sales of the book: That clearly owes tue the fact that the earthly disappearance of the communist hypothesis and its parties has little by little made the truth about parliamentarism apparent: Still, there are motifs that resonate sharply on this side of the Channel. I confess I don’t think much of Badiou’s “only one world”, because it or any one idea is going to be bad for me or thee if carried to excess.


I like Badiou’s candor and feisty expressions, but I think he is wrong. He had already cultivated a reputation as a hard man as interior minister under President Jacques Chirac and famously responded to race riots in Paris suburbs in with a promise to “hose the scum” off the streets. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Badiou has a curious knack for combining speculative conceptual arguments with brawling polemic, and his book is a joy to read.

All that exist in this world are things — objects for sale — and signs — the abstract instruments of sale and purchase, the various forms of money and credit. Dan rated it it was amazing Oct 26, He rightly points out that in today’s world, people cannot freely move wherever they please:. There you have the essence badlou Badiou. It would be economically liberal – a variant of Thatcherism – but dressed in vague aspirations to achieve social justice.

Damnably Badiou cites Book 9 of the Republic, sarkozj gets it wrong. Wuhanslim rated it it was amazing May 22, The underlying argument, familiar from any number of Daily Mail editorials, goes as follows: See all 4 reviews.

Badiou would preferred “slithered”, yet curiously Berlosconi has risen once more. That was springwhich feels now like a different political era.

The Meaning of Sarkozy

And if mesning Islamist succeed in Mali there will be more of them looking for work in Marseille, which is may be why the Socialist M. But in some quartiers of Paris, Badiou is practically a celebrity. So what, for the sake of argument, would our national equivalent be?


Alain Badiou thinks so. And then the British economy, and the global financial system that sustained it, broke down.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Better still, it is a moral failing engendered by the left! He insists that it is both possible and necessary to open up what he calls a “new sequence” of radical egalitarian politics that starts from a thorough rejection of the limits that capitalism tries to impose. Badiou is a serious philosopher, literary critic and dramatist. Beginning of the end for BHL Yet in the space of a few years — culminating in his attack on Sarkozy — Badiou has become part of a new subterranean zeitgeist.

Sarkozy’s election in May was a traumatic event for many intellectuals in France and it particularly rattled the French Left.

The Meaning of Sarkozy by Alain Badiou

But of course our great philosopher cannot be bothered to read Mises. No matter where bafiou are there should always be those other places to serve our other desires, opportunities to escape and start anew. He does advance one argument in favor of the communist hypothesis.

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