Polemics is a series of brilliant metapolitical reflections, demolishing established opinion and dominant propaganda, and reorienting our understanding of events from the Kosovo and Iraq wars to the Paris Commune and the Cultural Revolution. As once witty and profound, Badiou presents a series of radical philosophical engagements with politics, and questions what constitutes political truth.
ALAIN BADIOU teaches philosophy at the Ecole normale superieure and the College international de philosophie in Paris. In addition to several novels, plays, and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works. His recent books include The Meaning of Sarkozy, Ethics, Metapolitics, The Communist Hypothesis and Five Lessons on Wagner.