Philosopher and social critic best remembered for co-founding the group Socialisme ou Barbarie.
He became involved in Marxist theory when he was just 13 and quickly joined the Athenian Communist Youth as a result.
He was asked to teach at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in 1980.
His family was living in Constantinople when he was born.
He and author Sandra Cisneros were both noted social critics.