Re: [OPE] Alain Badiou, "Of Which Real is this Crisis the Spectacle?"

From: Paula <>
Date: Thu Oct 23 2008 - 17:06:00 EDT

> It seems to me that using literary allusion as a way of making points
> about
> political economy is often very useful. So powerful are many of the
> images
> and stories from film - and more generally, popular culture - that they
> can
> be effectively used in communication about politics and economics.

I agree, I am just questioning this particular metaphor.

> I also think that Badiou's reference to the
> crisis being a "spectacle" would resonate well with most workers.

I doubt it. I think it's insulting to describe people as an audience and
this crisis as their spectacle. At least it does not resonate with me.


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