[Marxism] Maoism with pretensions

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Jul 28 07:50:30 MDT 2011


Weekly Worker 876 Thursday July 28 2011
Maoism with pretensions

Mike Macnair reviews Alain Badiou's 'The communist hypothesis' 
(translators D Macey, S Corcoran) London 2010, pp279, £12.99

Image: Maoist, but no stylish aphorisms
Maoist, but no stylish aphorisms

Even with the self-deprecatory title ‘Communist hypothesis’, this 
book promises more than it delivers. Verso has published it in a 
format which is clearly designed to recall the Little red book - 
the pocket edition of quotations from Chairman Mao. This was a 
compulsory possession for Chinese citizens during the Cultural 
Revolution period, part of the uniform of western Maoists at the 
same period, and adopted as a fashion accessory by a good many 
western leftist youth of the late 60s and very early 70s more 
generally.

full: http://www.cpgb.org.uk/article.php?article_id=1004491




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