Books We Missed: ‘The Idea of Communism 2’ Features Badiou, Balibar, Dean, Zizek and More

the idea of communism 2

Sometimes, we fuck up and miss sweet new book releases. This is one of them.

The Idea of Communism 2” follows the original “Idea of Communism,” a collection of papers from a 2009 conference in London. That book contained contributions by Alain Badiou, Judith Balso, Bruno Bosteels, Susan Buck-Morss, Costas Douzinas, Terry Eagleton, Peter Hallward, Michael Hardt, Jean-Luc Nancy, Antonio Negri, Jacques Rancière, Mark Russo, Alberto Toscano, and Gianni Vattimo.

“The Idea of Communism 2” contains papers from the 2011 NYC follow up to the London conference.

From Verso:

The first volume of The Idea of Communism followed the 2009 London conference called in response to Alain Badiou’s ‘communist hypothesis’, where an all-star cast of radical intellectuals put the idea of communism back on the map.

This volume brings together papers from the subsequent 2011 New York conference organized by Verso and continues this critical discussion, highlighting the philosophical and political importance of the communist idea, in a world of financial and social turmoil.

Contributors include Alain Badiou, Etienne Balibar, Bruno Bosteels, Susan Buck-Morss, Jodi Dean, Adrian Johnston, François Nicolas, Frank Ruda, Emmanuel Terray and Slavoj Žižek.