The Idea of Communism 2: The New York Conference

The 1st quantity of The notion of Communism the 2009 London convention referred to as in accordance with Alain Badiou’s ‘communist hypothesis’, the place an all-star forged of radical intellectuals placed the assumption of communism again at the map.

This quantity brings jointly papers from the next 2011 big apple convention geared up through Verso and maintains this severe dialogue, highlighting the philosophical and political significance of the communist proposal, in a global of economic and social turmoil.

Contributors comprise Alain Badiou, Etienne Balibar, Bruno Bosteels, Susan Buck-Morss, Jodi Dean, Adrian Johnston, François Nicolas, Frank Ruda, Emmanuel Terray and Slavoj Žižek.

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