Monday, July 2, 2007

Right-Wing Gramscist?


Le Monde surveys a number of economists for their opinion of Sarkozy's economic program and principles. My favorite characterization comes from Dominique Plihon of ATTAC's scientific advisory committee and prof at Paris XIII: "Nicolas Sarkozy is practicing a 'Gramscism of the right.' He uses ideas to serve the conquest of power, not power to serve an idea."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

For evidence of Sarkozy's economic 'nationalism', there is an interesting article in the FT today speculating on forthcoming Franco-German clashes on budget deficits and priorities for the Euro. There is even talk of the Euro being unsustainable in the long term.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/c9092e30-27fb-11dc-80da-000b5df10621.html