Liberalism as Prejudice and Alibi

Liberalism as Prejudice and Alibi

A drum-roll announces the Communist ManifestoEin Gespenst geht um in Europa…. a ghost is stalking Europe, the ghost of Communism…. The opening line of the Introduction, written in 1847, might better and more prophetically have referred to an implacable Poltergeist rather than a ghost, since it has in the intervening years contributed to the production of vast amounts of rubble.

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Neoliberalism: The End Of All That Went Before

Neoliberalism: The End Of All That Went Before

Former prime ministers of France are a teeming species, of which Dominique de Villepin is a member. He occupied the office, 2005-7, during the presidency of Jacques Chirac. His new book, Memories of Peace for a Time of War, is the background to an interview with Vincent Tremolet de Villers in Le Figaro, published on 13th November, and entitled French diplomacy has met an impasse. Here, in extracts from the interview, are some of de Villepin’s insights into the First World ideology that depends for its continued existence, precariously, on the integrity of all the “End Of” theories relentlessly piled up by the prophets. Neoliberalism.

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