Friday, April 21, 2017

a commentary on France

I'll be on the road when the first round of the French presidential election happens, but in the meantime, I'll offer you a link to this very measured and comprehensive article that describes the disintegrating state of France today from a perspective that is somewhat unusual. It's a long article whose point could probably be summarized in a paragraph for the TL;DR crowd, but I recommend that you read it through to the end. It does a good job of respecting the complexity of the French sociocultural situation without coming to any facile conclusions.

I do wonder what philosopher Jean-Fran├žois Revel (more on him here) would have to say about French current events.



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