Alain Badiou

Alain Badiou on the Uprising in Turkey and Beyond

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 important moment in what I have called  “the rebirth of History.” In many countries around...

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...

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...

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...