In the uprisings of the Arab world, Alain Badiou discerns echoes of the European revolutions of In both cases, the object was to overthrow despotic. Alain Badiou’s latest book to be translated into English is ‘The Rebirth of History: Times of Riots and Uprisings’ (published by Verso Books. The Rebirth of History has ratings and 24 reviews. Tanuj said: Theoretical contributionsClassification of riotsHistorical riots as events that reo.

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Inspired by Your Browsing History. That is why we refer to uprising: In both cases, the object was to overthrow despotic regimes maintained hisyory the great powers—regimes designed to impose the will of financial oligarchies.

This is ultimately an invective against parliamentary democracy, which Badiou sees as the political space that allows for a legitemised criminality, where “the universal rule today, no longer discussed by any of th This is more than just an analysis of the recent uprisings that constitute the Arab Spring, bariou is a reminder to everyone that – contrary to what Francis Fukuyama proclaimed in the early 90s – history has not ended, and its rebirth is very much in the hands of the people, not the state.

Richards The Rebirth of History: Influenced by Plato, Georg Wilhelm Badkou Hegel, Jacques Lacan and Gilles Deleuze, he is an outspoken critic of both the analytic as well as the postmodern schools of thoughts. Alain Badiou, The Century, Trans.


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His writing is engaging and follows a rebirhh system of thought which he illustrates with current examples. In a refreshing contrast to the vast majority of liberal commentary, Badiou reads the riots as a political revolt by young people against a violent and racist police force. Badiou claims that, at least since the time of Marx, the idea of communism has been the most important and influential badipu of political emancipation, of justice.

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But the revolutions of proclaimed for a century and hstory half the return of revolutionary thought and action. Early in the text, Badiou simultaneously establishes two key constructs, communism and capitalism.

The Paris Commune, which could be considered a historic riot, inspired ideas about communism but resulted in nothing more than the slaughter of revolutionary workers. A short, to the point monograph from one of my favorite people.

In the uprisings of the Arab world, Alain Badiou discerns echoes of the European revolutions of In doing so it opens up the possibilities for revolutionary change that resonate across not just the Arab region, but the whole world. In both cases, the object was to overthrow despotic regimes maintained by the great powers—regimes designed to impose the will of financial oligarchies.

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To ask other readers questions about The Rebirth of Historyplease sign up. I grew interested, while reading the latter part of the book, on applying his concepts to the Maoist movement in India. A European Review 22 4: To do anything else would be to betray the revolution and maintain previous structures of power. Present a compelling analysis of global capitalism and the new wave of popular resistance movements that oppose it.


When such a new politics asserts itself, a riot becomes properly Historic and brings an end to an intervalic period.

At other times the event is applied specifically to a given truth process or field of possible evental emergence ; or case study as in the Rebirth of Gistory and Saint Paul: We are experiencing technical difficulties. Nov 20, Joshua rated it really liked it Shelves: Times of Riots and Uprisings’ published by Verso Books The first is the political element, a period of human activity during which a new thought and practice of collective emancipation develops in people’s minds as a result of their activity.

However, he thought that if a new political practice emerged from the protests that became an affirmative demand for a new order, the riots could tue Historical.

The Rebirth of History surveys the Arab revolutions, the riots in England last August, the Spanish indignados eebirth and much more. But it’s the historical riot that really interests Badiou. Alain BadiouThe Rebirth of History: Interestingly situates the current regime of techno-capitalism as the true heir to the conditions of unrestrained capitalism proposed in Kapital by Marx, in opposition to the Deleuzo-Guattarian schizoid characterization of the current manifestation as other than, or trans- classical capitalist.

Apr 23, Micah rated it liked it Shelves: Bertold Schweitzer – forthcoming – Middle East Critique 24 1.