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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His one world meanihg not enough, especially if it turns out to be the wrong choice. On those terms, it isn’t surprising that he finds the current French president deficient. Badiou is a serious philosopher, literary critic and dramatist.
In Britain, this brand of ultra-leftism rarely leaves the university campus. What, for that matter, does Gordon Brown stand for? Alain Badiou’s politics are unrepentantly left wing. He thinks, therefore it is. Apr 01, J Benedetti rated it it was amazing.
The perspective of the state that we face is one of virtual terror, its key mechanism being surveillance, and increasingly also informing Performances In any case, what sticks out amidst this mass vote is a feeling of absurdity. Lists with This Book.
Badiou has enmeshed himself in contradictions. Skip to main content. So jus My only complaint th this book is against its title. As Mises again and again pointed out, capitalism is a system of mass production for the masses.
Hence, as Marx long ago noted, we need a temporary dictatorship of the proletariat to destroy the old materialistic order. These are the qualities that made his book a bestseller in France, and they shine forth for British readers too. The eminent French philosopher is not tuned into the music of liberal democracy. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Of what political thread might Cameron be the sublime manifestation?
Because the world that is declared to exist and that supposedly has to be imposed on everyone, the world of globalization, is uniquely a world of objects and monetary signs, a world of the free circulation of products and financial flows. Long-discredited dogmas of Marxism, accompanied by frequent references to Lenin and Mao as purveyors of wisdom, form the backbone of this deplorable book.
I need to read his book dedicated on the topic.
I am sure that Badiou would brush all this aside. Mises Review 15, No. And if the Islamist succeed in Mali there will be more of them looking for work in Marseille, which is may be why the Meanin M.
He is the author of several successful novels and plays as well as more than a dozen philosophical works. 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 He ends with a call for a return to communist principles, in particular the kind of radical equality he sees at work in the early phases of the French Revolution, during the Paris Commune, and in the th period of Meaninf rule in Russia.
Dagegen ist an der kommunistischen Hypothese festzuhalten, ohne die das menschliche Leben keinen Pfifferling wert ist. Badiou has fallen into the trap of warkozy purity; from bad premises come bad conclusions. It would not do for a politician to point out to those voters a connection between crime and inequality, since that mwaning imply that they should surrender some of their wealth to the common good. If that sounds abstract, consider a fragment of the prose Badiou uses to develop the thesis: But as philosopher Alain Badiou points out in The Meaning of Sarkozy, the everyday reality is a different story.
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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. If capitalism is bad, what should replace it? Better still, it is a moral failing engendered by the left! Mao is not blameless for this… Eventually, for want of support for the most radical experiments in the meaaning of the state … the old order had to be re-established in the worst conditions.
And how did the left respond? Gone are the days of “Merkozy” defining the European economic ship of state and now we are left with a rather blandish white Hollandaise. Sarkozy conjured a spectre of social breakdown and moral decline, playing on public concerns about crime and immigration. In his radical critique of the democratic regime, Plato noted how, from the standpoint of such a regime, what politics has to regulate te the anarchy of material desires.
Dec 01, Rami rated it really liked it Shelves: Badiou offers no argument that Marx’s account of capitalism is right. Sign up here for discounts and quicker purchasing. Sheridan rated it did not like it.
By that, he means an idea – artistic, social, political – that does not depend on the surrounding commercial or cultural climate to give it meaning, and that expresses in some way the collective will of humanity to advance towards its ultimate emancipation. Stop reading those papers.
The phenomenon of Sarkozy’s election is introduced primarily as a frame for discussing the contemporary historical period with regard to what Badiou calls the “communist hypothesis”. Badiou takes this as a signal that we don’t have to look to other cities, the people of those places are here. At others they are dizzyingly abstract: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Tristana rated it did not like it Dec 23, Marjana Krajac rated it it was amazing Oct 22, So what is the answer?
Don’t let the title fool you. The Meaning of Sarkozy by Alain Badiou.