Tuesday, June 10, 2008

La pensée anti-68

Samuel Moyn, an amazingly versatile young intellectual historian, reviews Serge Audier's Pensée anti-68, a work that argues that if Ferry and Renaut imagined a supposed "pensée '68" that never existed, it is nevertheless possible to see a certain unity in the reaction that developed against the revolt, which Audier would like to describe as "an intellectual restoration." Among the figures discussed in the review and Pierre Manent and Marcel Gauchet. A thoughtful review of a provocative book.