[Marxism] Badiou on Greece
mdriscollrj at charter.net
Thu Jul 9 16:13:34 MDT 2015
On a quick search: "Iglesias told the journalist Jacobo Rivero. Left
and right, he added, are metaphors that are no longer “useful in
political terms”: “the fundamental divide now [is] between oligarchy and
democracy, between a social majority and a privileged minority.” Or, as
Podemos likes to put it, between /la gente/ and /la casta/, the people
and the caste."
That may sell populism, it may be necessary to alter terms, for instance
(although that's an old argument, "socialism" and "communism" included -
long since refuted to my recollection), but aside from being “useful in
political terms”, how meaningful are they as a basis for analysis and
therefore for consistent practice?
Maybe I'm as outmoded as the terms, maybe I'm unread, but youth inquires.
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