By Alain Badiou
“We understand that communism is the appropriate speculation. All those that abandon this speculation instantly renounce themselves to the marketplace financial system, to parliamentary democracy—the kind of nation fitted to capitalism—and to the inevitable and ‘natural’ character of the main significant inequalities.”—Alain Badiou
Alain Badiou’s “communist hypothesis,” first said in 2008, reduce in the course of the cant and compromises of the previous 20 years to reconceptualize the Left. The speculation is a clean call for for common emancipation and a galvanizing name to hands. an individual focused on the way forward for the planet must reckon with the guidelines defined inside this e-book.
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