Alain Badiou, France's leading radical theorist and commentator,
dissects the Sarkozy phenomenon in this sharp, focused
intervention. He argues that the election of Nicolas Sarkozy as
President does not necessarily signal a crucial turning point in
French politics, nor require a further rightward move from
competing electoral forces.
To understand the significance of Sarkozy, we have to look
beyond the right-wing populism and vulgarity of the man himself,
and ask what he represents: a reactionary tradition that goes back
to the early nineteenth century, a tradition based on fear.
Badiou argues that to escape from the atmosphere of depression
and anxiety that currently envelops the Left, we need to cast aside
the slavish worship of electoral democracy. In a characteristically
doughty and wide-ranging conclusion, Alain Badioun maps out a
'communist hypothesis' that can lay the basis for a genuine
emancipatory politics in the twenty-first century.
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