Saturday, April 14, 2012
It appears there is a very famous and prominent academic in France who still glorifies the regime of Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution. His name is Alain Badiou. So I know where one academic Maoist went. He did not go anywhere. What is it about European philosophers that causes them to support left wing tyrants and why do they become academic superstars? Zizek with his defense of Stalin is another example of this trend.