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The Meaning of Sarkozy has ratings and 11 reviews. Mat said: The French have an international reputation as revolutionaries, rebels and rioters. But. Nicolas Sarkozy emerges in Badiou’s book as a figure who wants to close down once for all any alternatives to this divided world. The book treats Sarkozy as an. Alain Badiou Verso, London, , pp., £/$, ISBN Written before and after Sarkozy’s election to the.

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What, for that matter, does Gordon Brown stand for? No matter where we are there should always be those other places to serve our other desires, opportunities to escape and start anew. Adriel rated it it was amazing Oct 27, Marjana Krajac rated it it was amazing Oct 22, His philosophy seeks to expose and make sarmozy of the potential of radical innovation revolution, invention, transfiguration in every situation.

On bzdiou terms did it choose? To wield power, financial or political is to be corrupt p35turning the rest of us into vassals pp It would be economically liberal – a variant of Thatcherism – but dressed in vague aspirations to achieve social justice.

It becomes a matter of some importance, then, to see exactly what the true path of virtue dictates. People must spurn so crass a slogan and surrender themselves to the pursuit of virtue.

Most of all, the absurdity of a focus on elections that we all feel have nothing to do with our lives, and which we all feel are playing out on a sort of flying carpet, above our heads. Mao is not blameless for this… Eventually, for want of support for the most radical experiments in the decentralization of the state … the old order had to be re-established in the worst conditions.

Unfortunately it ends on a somewhat weak note, and one that underlines some of the problems with his fascinating but idiosyncratic political ideas. How does it do so? No wonder he despises Sarkozy.


But Sarkozy’s vision divides the world, setting the powerful against the persecuted, says Badiou. 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. Of course Marx long ago said exactly this; but why should we accept it? Thanks for telling us about the problem. A state legitimised by fear is virtually fit to become terroristic And as a consequence of this, a democratic government is unsuited to the service of any idea at all… The French revolutionaries, who were republicans and not democrats, termed “corruption” the subjection of governmental power to business matters… “Corruption” in this sense is essentially expressed in Guizot’s famous slogan “Enrich yourselves!

He calls it fear of fear. And it would embody the politics of winning and wielding power as a glorified public relations exercise. So what is the answer?

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In Praise of Disobedience. Cameron has gone out of his way to avoid sounding authoritarian on social issues remember the hug-a-hoodie phase? Alain Badiou’s politics are unrepentantly left wing. He argues that the election of Nicolas Sarkozy as President does not necessarily signal a crucial turning point in French politics, nor require a further rightward move from competing electoral forces.

He is the author of several successful novels and plays as well as more than a dozen philosophical works. Both of these points, these negations, are drawn from The Communist Manifesto but pervade writings on the left — both Marxist and other forms of revolutionary thought. Better still, it is a moral failing engendered by the left! Ramiro rated it it was amazing Aug 09, Sarkozy conjured a badiiou of social breakdown and moral decline, playing on public meqning about crime and immigration.

They belong to the king of concrete, the prince of luxury products, the emperor of military aircraft, the magnate of celebrity magazines, the water millionaire With force if need be.


The Meaning of Sarkozy by Alain Badiou

That clearly owes to the fact that the earthly disappearance of the communist hypothesis and its parties has little by little made the truth about parliamentarism apparent: But it is hard to escape the impression of fhe ageing class warrior – Badiou is 72 – railing against the waning of his own strength.

One can readily see the high argumentative standard of our eminent philosopher. Money transforms people into objects. He continues to teach a popular seminar at badioh Coll Alain Badiou, Ph. Don’t let the title fool you.

Let the ultra-rich newspaper proprietors th to themselves. Books by Alain Badiou. For Baidou, the communist hypothesis starts from two related negations 9see p James Roberts rated it it was amazing Jun 23, In Badiou’s analysis, the conservative proposition in the election was basically fear. Feb 25, Lena Chilari rated it it was ok.

These are the qualities that made his book a bestseller in Meanong, and they shine forth for British readers too. That is what western politics has always looked like to Alain Badiou.

The pursuit of self-interest constitutes the essence of corruption: The book purports to analyze the recent victory of Nicolas Sarkozy in the election for president of France. It affirms a lot of things in my life right now. For a “famous” French philosopher, Badiou has regressed into being a silly old fart who revels in name calling, the gory of the French Revolution, the Paris Commune and the student riots of