Badiou’s involuntary humour (1): His article “On Contemporary Obscurantism” is not a tearful self-critique of his own ponderous pontificating prose but an attack on Michel Onfray for daring to criticise Freud… to add to the obscurity, Onfray is nowhere mentioned by name.
Badiou’s involuntary humour (2): His article “Attacks on Freud or Philosophizing with a Bulldozer” does mention Onfray, it still has no arguments in reply to those of Onfray, but it is signed by Badiou, Balibar, Michel Déguy, and Jean-Luc Nancy. The only bulldozer one can see here is the one driven by the magisterial foursome.
Badiou’s involuntary humour (3): “Camus pleases because he gives a solemn and dignified pose to great platitudes”.
Badiou’s involuntary humour (4): “I was never really impressed by Camus. From my childhood I was too Sartrean for that”.
Badiou’s involuntary humour (5): Monist Pluralism. “The only ontology faithful to the Multiple is the mathematics of the pure Multiple”
Badiou’s involuntary humour (6): inspired article, here. Badiou can’t help himself, evoking: “the neo-racialist and crudely nationalist intellectuals, who patiently covered over the void left inside the people by the temporary eclipse of the communist hypothesis”.