solar.general Re: camus / al presidente frances le salio el tiro por la culata

On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 15:32, Marcos Guglielmetti wrote: > On Sáb 09 Ene 2010 20:34:01 usted escribió:
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>> http://www.newstatesman.com/books/2009/12/albert-camus-sarkozy-french >
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>> lo acabo de ver.
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> gracias
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> “”Sarkozy is the friend of Bush, Gaddafi, Putin, Berlusconi. His politics > are the antithesis of the values and ideas defended by Camus.”” >
> y claro!
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> y esto
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> “Camus was indeed highly suspicious of political power and panoply, > believing it corrupted those who possess it, and his play Caligula alleges > that “to govern means to pillage, as everyone knows.” Having known poverty > in his own youth, Camus defended the rights of the poor and downtrodden, and > while considering himself a leftist, criticized the Soviet system of gulags > in the 1950s, which can make him look prescient today, at least compared to > blinkered Communists among French intellectuals like Sartre and Beauvoir. > Unlike the free-market capitalism strenuously advocated by Sarkozy, Camus > was a devout libertarian, some writers remind us.”
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> y además el presidente francés quedó parado como un burro >
> “The filmmaker Yann Moix concurred in the political journal La Règle du jeu, > pointing out that since the Panthéon is the “Académie française for dead > people,” these days Camus is surely both “sufficiently academic and > sufficiently dead to repose there.” Moix adds, ironically assuring readers: > “His works, great, lovely, and noble as they are, will not dynamite > anything. Camus is not a dangerous author.”
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> Yet he has turned out to be dangerous for Sarkozy, because even more than > any putative political clash, Camus has reminded the French public of > Sarkozy’s own rapport with literature, which has been, in a word, > disastrous. In other nations, politicians are not expected to be well-read > or even functionally literate, but France is still an exception – or was > until recently. During his campaign in 2006, Sarkozy notoriously dismissed > the 17th century French novel La Princesse de Clèves by Madame de La > Fayette, arguing that civil service entrance exams should not include > questions about such painfully irrelevant subjects. A great crowd of > unsuspected Madame de La Fayette fans arose, holding marathon public > readings of La Princesse de Clèves and following the satiric “Sarkothon” > campaign of the writer Jacques Drillon, who, mocking both the current > government and TV charity telethons, wrote that since poor Nicholas has > never read anything, French citizens should immediately mail him books.” >
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> Marcos Guglielmetti
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In 2007, Sarkozy told students in a speech: “You have the right to study classic literature, but the taxpayer is not obliged to pay for your studies in classic literature,” thereby striking at the heart of academic subjects which are not immediately remunerative.

Qué manía esa del utilitarismo de la educación. Bertrand Russel sobre el tema: http://www.ddooss.org/articulos/textos/Russell_Bertrand.htm, está muy bueno.

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