The Rebirth of History: Times of Riots and Uprisings (Hardback)
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The Rebirth of History: Times of Riots and Uprisings (Hardback)

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In the uprisings of the Arab world, Alain Badiou discerns echoes of the European revolutions of 1848. In both cases, the object was to overthrow despotic regimes maintained by the great powers - regimes designed to impose the will of financial oligarchies. Both events occurred after what was commonly thought to be the end of a revolutionary epoch: in 1815 the final defeat of Napoleon and in 1989 the fall of the Soviet Union. But the revolutions of 1848 proclaimed for a century and a half the return of revolutionary thought and action. Likewise, the uprisings under way today herald a worldwide resurgence in the liberating force of the masses - despite the attempts of the "international community" to neutralize its power. Badiou's book salutes this reawakening of history, weaving examples from the Arab Spring and elsewhere into a global analysis of the return of emancipatory universalism.

Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781844678792
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 197 x 127 x 18 mm

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“Timely Provocations.”

This is more than just an analysis of the recent uprisings that constitute the Arab Spring, it is a reminder to everyone that - contrary to what Francis Fukuyama proclaimed in the early 90s - history has not ended,... More

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