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Alexandra Heifetz

In early March, French philosopher Alain Badiou came to New York to promote the first English translation of his 1988 pillar work, l’Être et l’Événement, or Being and Event. I caught him at Labyrinth Books, where he was to be interviewed by the New School’s Simon Critchley—a man as hip as philosophers come, whom I once saw sporting leather pants. More…