Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ferry Bites the Hand that Feeds

Luc Ferry, who heads the Conseil d'Analyse de la Société, apparently doesn't think much of many of Sarkozy's recent decisions: the carbon tax is an "absurdity," the national identity debate is "philosophically exciting but politically absurd" (actually he's got that backwards), the national loan is "surrealistic," and the elimination of TV ads "makes no sense." But Sarko is still "the best, and by far." Hmm. The philosopher's reasoning itself seems rather absurd, surrealistic, and senseless, to borrow a few choice adjectives.

4 comments:

MYOS said...

I love the conclusion.....
Is that to say all French politicians are hopeless so no matter what Sarkozy does, as loathsome and inefficient as Ferry finds him, they're all even more loathsome and more inefficient????
What a profund philosopher.

I suppose of course this is about the right only as Ferry would not deem the left worthy of his insight and vote....? :p

Villepin must feel slapped. :)

MYOS said...

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbtg43_sarkozy-actionnaire-de-france-inter_fun

State radio v. public radio: the difference, Stephane Gillon.

DavidinParis said...

...the national identity debate is "philosophically exciting but politically absurd" (actually he's got that backwards)

Touché!

FrédéricLN said...

The reason to favour Sarkozy has never been (or very very seldomly) that he would be "right" in any reason. It's just that he was, and is, powerful. That's not a tiny feature, in the political field.

(And that's no irony from mine, just plain reading and listening to the many endorsements of Sarkozy as candidate then President).