Badiou: The Racism of Intellectuals (translation)
below is a provisional translation of Alain Badiou's article "The Racism of Intellectuals" published May 5, 2012 in Le Monde.
The Racism of Intellectuals
by Alain Badiou, philosopher, dramatist and writer
The extent of the vote for Marianne Le Pen is surprising and overwhelming; we search for an explanation--The political class comes out with a handy sociology: the France of the lower classes, the misled provincials, the workers, the under-educated, frightened by globalization, the decline in purchasing power, the disintegration of their districts, and foreign strangers present at their doors, wants to retreat into nationalism and xenophobia.