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    DescriptionWe 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 his book, "The Meaning of Sarkozy". The hypothesis is partly a demand to reconceptualize communism after the twin deaths of the Soviet Union and neoliberalism, but also a fresh demand for universal emancipation. As third way reforms prove as empty in practice as in theory, Badiou's manifesto is a galvanizing call to arms that needs to be reckoned with by anyone concerned with the future of our planet.

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    The Communist Hypothesis
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    By (author) Alain Badiou
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 114 mm
    Height: 157 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9781844676002
    ISBN 10: 1844676005

    BIC E4L: POL
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
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    DC22: 335.43, 320.532
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    LC classification: HX73 .B322 2010
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    Verso Books
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    Verso Books
    Publication date
    13 July 2010
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    Author Information
    Alain Badiou teaches philosophy at the Aecole normale superieure and the College international de philosophie in Paris. In addition to several novels, plays and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works, including Theory of the Subject, Being and Event, Manifesto for Philosophy, and Gilles Deleuze. His four recent books Meaning of Sarkozy, Ethics, Metapolitics and Polemics are available from Verso.
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    "Praise for Alain Badiou A figure like Plato or Hegel walks here among us!A" Slavoj A iA ek An heir to Jean-Paul Sartre and Louis Althusser.A" New Statesman Shaking the foundations of Western liberal democracy.A" Times Higher Education Supplement"