Tuesday, April 14, 2009

"Are you or are you not a communist?"


  1. This is terrible. Badiou can't defend himself in English. It took him five minutes to explain what he means by the Rat Man, and the BBC has the upper hand by dismissing him as an anti-semitist, and dismissing him as a wide-eyed radical French revolutionary with no justification for his views. Was that the point of this show?

  2. I'm sure it was. What I thought was interesting was that several times the interviewer looked as if he wanted to ask, without any irony, Stepehn Colbert's question: "would you like to apologize?"

    - Ql.

  3. "Was that the point of this show?

    I'm sure it was."

    I'd be interested to know how it came to pass that he was booked for that show.