This text, written by Jacques Ranciere more than 20 years ago, seems particularly relevant in the run-up to a presidential election that is already saturated with racist ideas, nonstop polemics and the obsessions of a far right that is guaranteed media coverage whether benevolent or pseudo-indignant.
In the aftermath of May 68, the question of the school was omnipresent in French philosophy. In this interview Etienne Balibar discusses the different critiques of the school in post-68 French thought and the challenges involved in developing a Marxist theory of the 'school apparatus'.
From 1965 until 1980, Louis Althusser edited the Théorie series of books, each released by the pioneering French publisher François Maspero. Here Stuart Elden charts the history of the series, and the impact it had on French, and global, Marxist philosophy.