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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221263686
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 216
Size : 130 x 200 mm
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A little Philosophy of the Concept of Nation

Release date : 22/09/2022
 
The former philosophy professor and whistleblower who alerted the French republic to the dangers of Islamism is back with his latest work elucidating the notion of nation at a time where everyone makes frequent and ill use of this term
Some consider it to be a minor concept, others even would like to erase it, others still erect it as an absolute. But what does the concept of “nation” really mean? The culture of a people? Its will to live together, to share a common destiny and a common ideal... Some consider it to be a minor concept, others even would like to erase it, others still erect it as an absolute. But what does the concept of “nation” really mean? The culture of a people? Its will to live together, to share a common destiny and a common ideal and the will to impose a common legacy?
Can we think of an individual disconnected from the concept of nation? What would a nationless society look like? Which kind of rapport between a state and a nation can grant its sovereignty? Without the control of the nation, is there not the risk of the state becoming a soulless technocratic organ disconnected from the people it rules over?
This little philosophy on the concept of nation clears up the cloud of confusion that stifles the present debate on the right as well as on the left of the political spectrum. With the concept of nation put to good use, our democracy could perhaps be able to overcome even the divisions of communitarianism and the fractures it causes in our society.
 
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A vital contribution to the discussion surrounding a highly topical subject of political as well as philosophical and historical scope
The latest work of a politically active and highly mediatized author
His previous work “A Letter from a Hussar of the Republic” (“Lettre d’un Hussard de la République”) has already sold over 30,000 copies.
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EAN : 9782221263686
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 216
Size : 130 x 200 mm
Robert Laffont