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Alain Badiou

Alain Badiou

In a HARDtalk interview originally broadcast on 24 March 2009, Stephen Sackur talks to French socialist philospher Alain Badiou.

As the world's richest economies plunge deeper into recession could there be a whiff of revolution in the air?

Alain Badiou has been an intellectual hero of France's anti-capitalist left since the Paris street protests of 1968.

His recent book 'The Meaning of Sarkozy', in which he attacked the French President, has caused a storm in France.

But does anyone beyond Parisian café society believe communism is the answer to the current crisis?

Alain Badiou talks to Stephen Sackur.

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