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The century

Author: Alain Badiou; Alberto Toscano
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, ©2007.
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"Everywhere, the twentieth century has been judged and condemned: the century of totalitarian terror, of utopian and criminal ideologies, of empty illusions, of genocides, of false avant-gardes, of democratic realism everywhere replaced by abstraction. It is not the author's wish to plead for an accused that is perfectly capable of defending itself without the author's aid. Nor does he seek to proclaim, like Frantz,  Read more...
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Badiou, Alain.
Century.
Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608163845
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Badiou; Alberto Toscano
ISBN: 0745636314 9780745636313 0745636322 9780745636320
OCLC Number: 1058316460
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: "First published in French in 2005 by Éditions du Seuil as Le Siècle"--Title page verso.
Description: xiii, 233 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Search for a method --
2. The beast --
3. The unreconciled --
4. A new world : yes, but when? --
5. The passion for the real and the montage of semblance --
6. One divides into two --
7. Sex in crisis --
8. Anabasis --
9. Seven variations --
10. Cruelties --
11. Avant-gardes --
12. The infinite --
13. The joint disappearances of man and God --
'European nihilism' and beyond : commentary / Alberto Toscano.
Other Titles: Siècle.
Responsibility: Alain Badiou ; translated, with a commentary and notes, by Alberto Toscano.
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"Everywhere, the twentieth century has been judged and condemned: the century of totalitarian terror, of utopian and criminal ideologies, of empty illusions, of genocides, of false avant-gardes, of democratic realism everywhere replaced by abstraction. It is not the author's wish to plead for an accused that is perfectly capable of defending itself without the author's aid. Nor does he seek to proclaim, like Frantz, the hero of Sartre's Prisoners of Altona, 'I have taken the century on my shoulders and I have said: I will answer for it?' This book simply aims to examine what this accursed century, from within tis own unfolding, said that it was. The author's proposal is to reopen the dossier on the century - not from the angle of those wise and sated judges we too often claim to be, but from the standpoint of the century itself."--Back cover.

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