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The meaning of Sarkozy

Author: Alain Badiou; David Fernbach
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 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. To understand the significance of Sarkozy, we have to look beyond the right-wing
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Named Person: Nicolas Sarkozy; Nicolas Sarkozy; Nicolas Sarkozy; Nicolas Sarkozy; Nicolas Sarkozy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Badiou; David Fernbach
ISBN: 9781844673094 184467309X 9781844676293 1844676293
OCLC Number: 227016452
Notes: Translation of: De quoi Sarkozy est-il le nom?
Originally published : Paris, France : Nouvelles éditions Lignes, 2007.
Description: 117 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction to the English-Language Edition --
1. Before the Election --
2. After the Election --
3. Eight Points, to Start With --
4. Only One World --
5. Courage in these Circumstances --
6. France's Transcendental: Pétainism --
7. The Incorruptible --
8. Must the Communist Hypothesis Be Abandoned? --
9. The History of the Communist Hypothesis and Its Present Moment.
Other Titles: De quoi Sarkozy est-il le nom?
Sarkozy
Responsibility: Alain Badiou ; translated by David Fernbach.

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When Nicolas Sarkozy was elected President of the France in 2007, the world was shocked. Could this out and out right-winger really be the new leader of the Republic? This book claims that, in and of  Read more...

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