The Marxist hypothesis: A response to Alain Badiou’s “communist hypothesis” : Platypus

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The Marxist hypothesis: A response to Alain Badiou’s “communist hypothesis”

Chris Cutrone

Platypus Review 29 | November 2010

Against Badiou

ALAIN BADIOU’S RECENT BOOK (2010) is titled with the phrase promoted by his and Slavoj Žižek’s work for the last few years, “the communist hypothesis.”1 This is also the title of Badiou’s 2008 essay in New Left Review2 on the historical significance of the 2007 election of Nicolas Sarkozy to the French Presidency.3 There, Badiou explains his approach to communism as follows:

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