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Guy Sorman: Bad Ideas Never Die – City Journal

Posted By Jacob Laksin On December 18, 2009 @ 9:31 pm In Uncategorized | 1 Comment

French public intellectuals have a reputation—well-deserved—for being socialists, Marxists, or Trotskyists. One thinks in this regard of popular figures like Jean-Paul Sartre, Pierre Bourdieu, Jacques Derrida, and Simone de Beauvoir, all with fan clubs on American campuses. Some French thinkers, however, have carried forward another intellectual tradition, that of classical liberalism—pro-democracy and pro-market—and running from the work of Alexis de Tocqueville to Albert Camus to the philosopher and journalist Jean-François Revel, who died at 82 in 2006.

via Bad Ideas Never Die by Guy Sorman, City Journal 18 December 2009.


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