[Marxism] Badiou: Deleuze, Guattari and the ‘fascisme de la pomme de terre’.

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 9 20:14:13 MDT 2015

Well these are some serious charges.
I have no respect for Badiou's politics, but that just makes it more
important to be sure the allegations are true before I quote them.
Of course I'm laying odds they're true.

On Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 7:35 AM, andrew coates via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> Badiou: Deleuze, Guattari and the ‘fascisme de la pomme de terre’.
> "On the Chinese ‘Cultural Revolution’, the professor has aroused
> controversy time and time again by giving a positive, glowing, account
> (“at any rate from 1965 to 1968” although he does not give the exact day
>  of the week in this time-span) of this “political truth”. (1) These
> have local, indeed spatial, moorings, no doubt, for example, in Maoist
> re-education camps. There is the also the possibility of becoming a
> “militant for the truth”, perhaps, one might hazard, in the Union des
> communistes de France (marxiste-léninistes), the UJM (M-L) founded in
> 1969 by Alain Badiou and others."
> "Alain Badiou is perhaps too modest to mention that he too has mounted
> History’s stage. He too has experience of the “vigorous subjective
> existence of the communist hypothesis.” Indeed as Francis Dosse’s
> biography Gilles Deleuze Félix Guattari. Biographie Croisée (2009)
> illustrates in a fascinating snapshot, it was indeed “vigorous”."
> https://tendancecoatesy.wordpress.com/2015/04/09/badiou-deleuze-guattari-and-the-fascisme-de-la-pomme-de-terre/
> Andrew Coates
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