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Le Monde Diplomatique的一篇英文文章。
Best-selling truths about French politics

Decoding Sarkozy

 

Alain Badiou’s book on Sarkozy reveals the philosopher’s own advocacy of change based in reality, which is beginning to displace the old ‘new philosophy’ of Bernard-Henri Lévy et al

 

by Christopher Bickerton

 

During the French presidential election campaign of 2007, there was a murmuring of something beyond the Sarko-Ségo fanfare. Audible enough to shake up the blogosphere, and much to the delight of his students, Alain Badiou decided to dedicate his seminars at the prestigious École Normale Supérieure in Paris to the campaign and its result. These seminars were published by Nouvelles Editions Lignes under the title De Quoi Sarkozy Est-il le Nom? They have now been published in English by Verso as The Meaning of Sarkozy (1).

 The popularity of the seminar series was reflected in the sales of the book: expected to sell at around 3,000 copies a year, Badiou’s publisher shifted 25,



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