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Written by Alain BadiouAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Alain Badiou
Contribution by Cecile WinterAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Cecile Winter
Translated by Steve CorcoranAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Steve Corcoran, Bruno BosteelsAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Bruno Bosteels and Ray BrassierAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ray Brassier

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On Sale: May 13, 2014
Pages: 364 | ISBN: 978-1-84467-846-4
Published by : Verso Verso Books
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Polemics is a series of brilliant metapolitical reflections, demolishing established opinion and dominant propaganda, and reorienting our understanding of events from the Kosovo and Iraq wars to the Paris Commune and the Cultural Revolution. At once witty and profound, Badiou presents a series of radical philosophical engagements with politics, and questions what constitutes political truth.
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Praise

“A thinker of tremendously invigorating moral fervour, able to rise to Swiftian scorn or fine Cocteau-like flourishes....Badiou’s passionate belief in human autonomy is inspiring”—Daily Telegraph

“Scarcely any other moral thinker of our day is as politically clear-sighted and courageously polemical, so prepared to put notions of truth and universality back on the agenda.”—Terry Eagleton

“In Polemics, there are withering critiques and witty demolitions of the so-called war on terror, the invasion of Iraq, the bombardment of Serbia and the pantomime of parliamentary democracy ... There is a delightful Swiftian satire on the Islamic headscarf affair and a denunciation of the racism that led to the riots in the banlieues late in 2005.”—Simon Critchley, London Review of Books

“Shaking the foundations of Western liberal democracy.”—Times Higher Education Supplement

“[Badiou’s] argumentative vigour is undeniable. There is a terrific excoriation of the French burka ban as symptomatic of the enforced display of women, a trenchant series of investigations into “Uses of the Word ‘Jew’”, and a “Manifesto of Affirmationist Art” that is a welcome anecdote to lazy anti-modernism.”—Steven Poole, Guardian

  • Polemics by Alain Badiou
  • February 01, 2012
  • Philosophy - Political
  • Verso
  • $19.95
  • 9781844677634

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