[Marxism] Alain Badiou on Ukraine, Egypt and Finitude [23th April 2014]

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu May 1 19:16:59 MDT 2014

On 5/1/14 8:40 PM, Joseph Catron wrote:
> Judging from that Žižek article you posted here last night, I should
> certainly think so! :-D
> Seriously, I know of no one who fact-checks everything they post here, or
> on any comparable forum.
> And: glass houses, stones, etc., etc.


For the edification of new subscribers, Joseph--who went a year or so 
without posting here--is a supporter of Bashar al-Assad. I am not sure 
why since he called himself an anarchist some time ago (I think--at 
least he adores the Black bloc). Most anarchists would like to see him 
hung in Syria by his entrails. I of course am referring to al-Assad, not 

Despite his admission that he is not a Marxist, he has no trouble 
interjecting himself into the ongoing discussions here. My guess is that 
he is influenced by the pro-Baathist elements of the Palestinian 
leadership since he resided (or may still reside) in Gaza. As people can 
easily figure out, there are very few people--probably none--who don't 
line up on Ukraine as they do on Syria. For them, geopolitics trumps the 
class struggle.

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