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In Praise of Love

by: Alain Badiou

Publisher: The New Press (2009)

$14.95

Staff Pick by comrade: Lucas

Starting from a comparison of deathless warfare and internet dating, Badiou puts forth a revisioning of love as the project to construct a worldview based on difference, not identity. I don't generally like Badiou, bu this book, a polemic against the frivolity and self-obsessed hedonism of financial capitalist culture, is an unpopular idea that, I think, everyone should consider and contend with.