Alain Badiou

Biography

Alain Badiou on the Uprising in Turkey and Beyond

Taksim

To our Turkish friends, we say: the greatest favor you can do for us is to prove that your uprising is taking you to a different place from ours. A large proportion of the educated youth all across Turkey are currently leading a vast movement against the government’s repressive and reactionary practices. This is a very…

Rescue the Greek People from their Rescuers!

At a time when one in two young Greeks is unemployed, when 25,000 homeless people wonder the streets of Athens, when 30% of the population has fallen below the poverty line, when thousands of families are forced to give up their children to save them from dying of hunger and cold, when refugees and the…

Alain Badiou’s reply to Jean-Luc Nancy

The following is Alain Badiou’s full reply to Jean-Luc Nancy’s “What the Arab peoples signify to us“. With many thanks to Verso Books UK. Yes, dear Jean-Luc, the position you adopt in favour of ‘Western’ intervention in Libya was indeed a sorry surprise for me. Didn’t you notice right from the start the palpable difference…

Badiou: Tunisia, Riots & Revolution

Today I’ll talk to you about the riots in Tunisia. We won’t leave the subject of this year’s seminar — What does “change the world” mean? – an expression whose ambiguous character I’ve already described to you. If by “riots” we mean the street actions of people who want to overthrow the government by means…