Thursday, March 10, 2016

Alain Badiou On the Need for a New Communism

French philosopher Alain Badiou is particularly interested in the relationship between the historical moment, movement, and organization. In his youth he was a Maoist, but, with the failure of the Socialist States, he re-evaluated, like many philosophers, the role of the party form of organization. However, he has not abandoned the universal, but rather is constantly searching for the creation of a new universal and ideology. This month, Badiou visited New York City and was guest at Columbia University, where he emphasized the need for what he called a new communism.

 Recorded on 23rd December 2015

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