Badiou, Alain (1937-....).

The Century / Alain Badiou ; translated with a commentary and notes by Alberto Toscano. - Malden, Mass. : Polity Press 2007 - 1 vol. (XIII-233 p.) : couv. ill. en coul. ; 23 cm.

"First published in French in 2005 by �ditions du Seuil as Le Si�cle"--T.p. verso. Traduit du fran�ais.

Bibliogr. p. [224]-225. Index.

Everywhere, the twentieh century has been judged and condemned : the century of totalitarian terror, of utopian and criminal ideologies, of empty illusions, of genocides, of false avant-gardes, of democratic realism everywhere replaced by abstraction. It is not Badiou's whish to plead an accused that is perfectly capable of defending itself without the author's aid. Nor does he seek to proclaim, like Frantz, the hero of Sartre's Prisoners of Altona, "I have taken the centurY on my shoulders and I have said : I will answer for it!" The Century simply aims to examine what this accursed century, from within its own unfolding, said that it was. Badiou's proposal is to reopen the dossier on the century -not from the angle of those wise and sated judges we too often claim to be, but from the standpoint of the century itself. The Century contains an introduction and commentary by the translator, Alberto Toscano. -4e de couv.

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Twentieth century.
Civilization, Modern.
Political science--Philosophy.
Vingti�me si�cle--Philosophie.
Id�es politiques--20e si�cle.
R�alisme (philosophie).
Vie intellectuelle--Philosophie.--20e si�cle

D421 / .B2213 2007

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