Monday, 8 October 2012


This pretty much sums up Badiou for me, but is still too generous:
More compelling than any economic or political argument he makes is his aesthetic exclamation, apropos of May 1968: “Now that is a great image! You have to have seen what this country looked like with all the factories flying red flags. No one who saw it will ever forget it.”
Compelling, how? Grown-ups don't judge politics by aesthetics.