Articles by Alain Badiou

Alain Badiou: “The alleged power of capitalism … today is merely a reflection of the weakness of its opponent.”

The following interview with Alain Badiou, conducted by Darko Vujica, was originally published by prometej.ba.  Darko Vujica:  You have invested a lot of energy in realizing the Idea(s) of communism. What drew you to a revolutionary engagement and why? Alain Badiou: My father was a socialist, who participated in the Resistance against the Nazis. My mother leaned more towards anarchism. My first philosophy teacher, Jean Paul Sartre, was a fellow traveller of the French Communist Party. When I was a teenager, there was a terrible colonial war in Algeria and I stood up against it. When I was 30, May ‘68 happene ..