"Alain Badiou was once seated amongst the public in a room where I was delivering a talk, when his cellphone (which, to add insult to injury, was mine - I had lent it to him) all of a sudden started to ring. Instead of turning it off, he gently interrupted me and asked if I could talk more softly, so that he could hear his interlocutor more clearly... If this is not an act of true friendship, I do not know what friendship is. So, this book is dedicated to Alain Badiou".
"Does, then, the ecological challenge not offer a unique chance to reinvent the 'eternal Idea' of egalitarian terror?"