Can Politics Be Thought?
by Alain Badiou
translated by Bruno Bosteels
Duke University Press, 2018
Cloth: 978-1-4780-0132-4 | eISBN: 978-1-4780-0275-8 | Paper: 978-1-4780-0166-9

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In Can Politics Be Thought?—published in French in 1985 and appearing here in English for the first time—Alain Badiou offers his most forceful and systematic analysis of the crisis of Marxism. Distinguishing politics as an active mode of thinking from the political as a domain of the state, Badiou argues for the continuation of Marxist politics. In so doing, he shows why we need to recapture the emancipatory hypothesis of Marx's original gesture in order to actualize its radical potential. This volume also includes Badiou's “Of an Obscure Disaster: On the End of the Truth of the State,” in which he rebuts claims of Communism's death after the fall of the Soviet Union.

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