The Wise Philosopher

I generally have no use for philosophers (those living today, anyway), nor Frenchmen. In fact, if I could go back in time and kill one individual I would have a hard time coming up with a better candidate than Jean-Jacques Rousseau. (Yes, he was Swiss, but he adopted France and they embraced him to the point of having a revolution and there are statues of the crazy old pervert in town squares all over France to this day.)

So you can imagine what my opinion of a living French philosopher would normally be.

But a commentary by André Glucksmann has me reconsidering that position. His work is too good to excerpt, so go read You said ‘war’, Mr Kouchner, and you were not mistaken…


Posted September 27th, 2007 Filed in France, Iran, War on Islamofascism