Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Mediapart Dissects Terra Nova
A previous note about French think tanks associated with particular candidates drew rebukes from two knowledgeable inside observers of the French political scene, who argued that the term "think tank" was inappropriate for these support committees of intellectuals and idea-mongers. Terra Nova is a different kettle of fish, however, an organization modeled in many respects on the Center for American Progress in the US. Mediapart ($) offers a dissection of TN, with comments from fierce critics such as Laurent Bouvet as well as supporters and rival think tankers. Worth reading.