LE CITOYEN DANS UN CUL-DE-SAC?: ANATOMIE D’UNE SOCIETE EN CRISE

Published in Canada

Summary

This lecture October 6, 1995 at the Museum of Civilization inaugurated a series of lectures entitled The meeting-democracy and citizen.

 

“In the hope of career success, each of us – even writers – is forced to act like a courtier [...] The result is a rising cynicism among members of the elite because we know very well that courtiers are always cynical. The discourse of elite past two decades is a huge stained cynicism about what we can do, about democracy, about citizens. This is the same cynicism that was found at the court of Louis XV and Louis XVI.”