1.) One of the key texts for the Idea of Communism conference was Alain Badiou’s The Communist Hypothesis.
2.) This is an extract from Badiou’s book The Meaning of Sarkozy. The book also contains two chapters that directly take up the issue: Must the Communist Hypothesis be Abandoned? and The History of the Communist Hypothesis and its Present Moment.
3.) Badiou’s book Polemics contains two key texts The Paris Commune: A Political Declaration on Politics and The Cultural Revolution: The Last Revolution?, recently re-published in French in Badiou’s new book L’hypothèse communiste.
3.) Visual and audio:
Badiou on the communist idea
Some more footage from the conference on youtube.
Audio-Files of the conference can be found here
4.) Papers from the conference:
Peter Hallward’s dealt with his area of research on the ‘will of the people’.
5.) Reports on the conference:
n+1 magazine’s report.
Radical Philosophy report.
Radical Philosophy’s report on the organisation issues of the conference.
Response from Nathan Coombs at lacan.com