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The communist hypothesis

Author: Alain Badiou
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2010.
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We know that communism is the right hypothesis. All those who abandon this hypothesis immediately resign themselves to the market economy, to parliamentary democracy - the form of state suited to capitalism - and to the inevitable and 'natural' character of the most monstrous inequalities. Alain Badiou's formulation of the communist hypothesis has travelled around the world since it was first aired in early 2008, in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Badiou
ISBN: 9781844676002 1844676005
OCLC Number: 464580510
Language Note: Translated from French.
Description: 279 p. ; 17 cm.
Contents: Preamble: what is called failure? --
We are still the contemporaries of May '68 --
The Cultural Revolution: the last revolution? --
The Paris Commune: a political declaration on politics --
The idea of communism --
Appendix: letter from Alain Badiou to Slavoj Žižek: On the work of Mao Zedong.
Other Titles: Hypothése communiste.
Responsibility: Alain Badiou ; translated by David Macey and Steve Corcoran.

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We know that communism is the right hypothesis. All those who abandon this hypothesis immediately resign themselves to the market economy. This title presents a hypothesis that is partly a demand to  Read more...

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