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The Mediocracy by Dominique Lecourt

The Mediocracy

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The Mediocracy by Dominique Lecourt
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Nov 17, 2002 | ISBN 9781859844304

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“Serious students and professors of French history and culture between 1968 and 1998 will find this book fascinating … It effectively recreates the intense intellectual atmosphere of Paris during the 30 years following the ‘events’ of 1968. Lecourt, a former student of Louis Althusser, draws on a rich tapestry of books, newspaper columns, magazine articles, TV broadcasts, and university lectures.”—Choice

“Dominique Lecourt … [is] rightly concerned with the present state of French intellectual life, and fearful for its future.”—Radical Philosophy

“Without a doubt, Lecourt’s observations on the French philosophical scene will appeal to fans and specialists eager for a glimpse of when ‘Derrida was not yet Derrida’, of mysterious Guy Debord and his ‘Situationist’ admirers, and tidbits from the ‘battle of petitions’ that once defined political struggle among French intellectuals. His insistence, against the French team of Luc Ferry and Alain Renault, that the protests of May ‘68 comprised quite diverse ideological elements and not just an ‘anti-humanist’ rigidity, deserves consideration.”—Philadelphia Inquirer

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