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    Read La tyrannie de la pénitenceEssai sur le masochisme occidental Pascal Bruckner ä 7 review [Pdf Read] (La tyrannie de la pénitenceEssai sur le masochisme occidental) uite excellent in its erudite and stinging execution this necessary essay expounding upon the modern era's debilitatingly pervasive Cult of Culpability and its attendant spiritual morbidity aligns itself remarkably well as a compleme

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    [Pdf Read] (La tyrannie de la pénitenceEssai sur le masochisme occidental) Think of this book as a work of philosophy A French intellectual is challenging the thinking of his contemporaries who chose to deride the accomplishments of their own culture The writing is very French – not only is it about the perspective as seen from France but the writing style itself is very florid Perso

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    [Pdf Read] (La tyrannie de la pénitenceEssai sur le masochisme occidental) Pascal Bruckner ä 7 review Free download Î eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ä Pascal Bruckner What started as a decent and well constructed study on the feelings of shame and guilt of Europe turned out to be a biased narrow minded read s

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    Read La tyrannie de la pénitenceEssai sur le masochisme occidental Free download Î eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ä Pascal Bruckner Pascal Bruckner ä 7 review This was a powerfully argued in many ways persuasive intelligent book that I thought I would end up disliking because of Bruckner’s reputation as a political gadfly in Europe The subject of the book would also put off a certain kind of American reader who might openly identify with the terms “liberal” or “progressive” In a time when the French thinker can sometimes be identified with the obscurantism of someon

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    [Pdf Read] (La tyrannie de la pénitenceEssai sur le masochisme occidental) From existentialism to deconstructionism all of modern thought can be reduced to a mechanical denunciation of the West emphasizing the the latter's hypocrisy violence and abomination In this enterprise the best minds have lost much of their substanceThus begins Pascal Bruckner's entertaining occasionally brillia

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    [Pdf Read] (La tyrannie de la pénitenceEssai sur le masochisme occidental) Pascal Bruckner ä 7 review Lucid and prescient would be the best way to describe this short bookessay Despite his egalitarianpluralist bent Pascal Bruckner does not as many liberals turn a blind eye to the dubiousness of the Western guilt complex He does not accept it as dogma prima facie that 'The West' is guilty in an unualified sense nor does he accept the pious pleading for absolution as a necessary or desirable phenomenon amongst

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    [Pdf Read] (La tyrannie de la pénitenceEssai sur le masochisme occidental) Guilt must be the Christian principle par excellence Obviously it is a healthy element that helps to discipline both individ

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    [Pdf Read] (La tyrannie de la pénitenceEssai sur le masochisme occidental) I read fairly happily until page 31 I thought until that moment that perhaps the translation was inadeuate to convey the subtleties of Bruckner's arguments but suspected that the fault lay with Bruckner himself Indeed it appears to me that he

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    [Pdf Read] (La tyrannie de la pénitenceEssai sur le masochisme occidental) Lots of incisive phrasing and humor in this very serious book about how Western multiculturalism sells out Western values while denying full personhood to minorities Protecting minority culture in the West creates a legal apartheid in which we

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    Read La tyrannie de la pénitenceEssai sur le masochisme occidental [Pdf Read] (La tyrannie de la pénitenceEssai sur le masochisme occidental) Pascal Bruckner ä 7 review An excellent critiue of cultural relativism western guilt and multiculturalism While western society has produced injusti

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Read La tyrannie de la pénitenceEssai sur le masochisme occidental La tyrannie de la pénitenceEssai sur le masochisme occidental Free download À eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Free download Î eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ä Pascal Bruckner E guilt has obscured important realities The West has no monopoly on evil and has destroyed monsters as well as created them leading in the abolition of slavery renouncing colonialism building peaceful and prosperous communities and establishing rules and institutions that are models for the world The West should be proud and ready to defend itself and its values In this Europeans should learn from Americans who still have sufficien. From existentialism to deconstructionism all of modern thought can be reduced to a mechanical denunciation of the West emphasizing the the latter s hypocrisy violence and abomination In this enterprise the best minds have lost much of their substanceThus begins Pascal Bruckner s entertaining occasionally brilliant denunciation of the denunciators who are or less all of usIt would be easy to lump Bruckner in with disillusioned Anglo American liberals such as Paul Berman or Christopher Hitchens in his Ira invasion cheerleading guise but the temptation should be resisted Ira was an exemplary case of the double bind whether one approved of the intervention or not one was wrong Hard to imagine Hitchens writing that Bruckner s analysis is subtler spritely as you d expect from the author of Perpetual Euphoria and Bitter Moon His polemic is directed at whole pantheons of intellectuals historians commentators journalists at all the masochists who hate themselves than they love others who refuse to hold other cultures and societies to the same standards by which they condemn their ownBruckner is hardly the first to make this argument but few have made it better I did find it strange that he made no mention of The Betrayal of the West by Jacues Ellul published a generation ago An enterprising reviewer not me could provide a point by point comparison of the two books in fact in his central argument Bruckner merely updates and re frames Ellul Neither has any intention of excusing the crimes of the West they accept those as given But each wants to defend values that have taken centuries to achieve even if those values have just as often been betrayed Nowhere else did anyone discover the astounding truth that is peculiar to man he is a maker of history history understood as the expression of freedom and of man s mastery of events nature and his own social life This conception of history is characteristic of all western thinking whether rightest or leftist Ellul Freedom is not a crusade it is a proposition Bruckner The situation of the West brings with it a crushing responsibility and perhaps a crushing guilt writes Ellul But masochism solves nothing Culpability provides an alibi for our abdication Bruckner concludes Crime will always exceed the possibilities of pardon and memories will always be too numerous the dead will not be avenged or sufferings amended wounds closed Only history oral or written can give these millions of dead the tomb they deserveEveryone will find plenty to argue with in this book but it s bracing in the best sense free of the poison of partisan politics exemplary in its exercise of critical thought and imagination

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La tyrannie de la pénitenceEssai sur le masochisme occidental

Read La tyrannie de la pénitenceEssai sur le masochisme occidental La tyrannie de la pénitenceEssai sur le masochisme occidental Free download À eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Free download Î eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ä Pascal Bruckner T self esteem to act decisively in a world of chaos and violence Lamenting the vice of anti Americanism that grips so many European intellectuals Bruckner urges a renewed transatlantic alliance and advises Americans not to let recent foreign policy misadventures sap their own confidence This is a searing provocative and psychologically penetrating account of the crude thought and bad politics that arise from excessive bad conscience. Guilt must be the Christian principle par excellence Obviously it is a healthy element that helps to discipline both individuals and societies But as Aristoteles has taught us a virtue should be moderate The current European is paralyzed by guilt masochism and fear Both the left Aragon Chomsky and Third World countries help to exploit this feeling The former because they thrive on chaos the latter mostly for financial reasons Paradoxically millions immigrants still want to invade this so called racist continentBruckner stresses that Europe should not feel guilty for all what happened since the end of its colonial empires Asian countries have proved to recover very well while Africa and Middle East use Europe and even USA and Israel to neglect their lack of potential corruptionThe European politicians are either too leftist or too cowardish to react against this tendency Minorities get privileges and are sometimes above the law Hardly a non white can be sentenced for being racist A country is reduced to no than a group of people residing at some point in time somewhere on the same piece of land Multiculturalism has created a new form of apartheid that no longer reuires a constitution to tie in all its inhabitants Common values are not reuired which makes it hard to impossible to integrate mass immigration cf recent Charlie Hebdo murdersEurope has lost its political will and military power During the Cold War it could rely on its Western nephew which it secretly admires and openly hates While Europe is risk averse and clinging to its past not sure whether it should cherish or despise that past too US is rather confident and forward lookingI liked particularly the episode on France and its post WW II feelings of annoyance and regret about its glorious pastNot sure whether Europe and US are so connected and should be as the author recommends Bush jr and Obama seem to have directed their attention to Asia In my opinion Europe should first gain confidence and heavily invest in a military and political future As a strong partner it can look to both United States and Russia to co operate But that perspective reuires a strong ideological medecine to get cured from that nasty feeling of guilt Is there any doctor in the room

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Read La tyrannie de la pénitenceEssai sur le masochisme occidental La tyrannie de la pénitenceEssai sur le masochisme occidental Free download À eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Free download Î eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ä Pascal Bruckner Fascism communism genocide slavery racism imperialism the West has no shortage of reasons for guilt And indeed since the Holocaust and the end of World War II Europeans in particular have been consumed by remorse But Pascal Bruckner argues that guilt has now gone too far It has become a pathology and even an obstacle to fighting today's atrocities Bruckner one of France's leading writers and public intellectuals argues that obsessiv. Think of this book as a work of philosophy A French intellectual is challenging the thinking of his contemporaries who chose to deride the accomplishments of their own culture The writing is very French not only is it about the perspective as seen from France but the writing style itself is very florid Personally I thought some of it was very elouent It seems many people disagree with me and found it difficult to readHe is not attacking irrelevant straw men These intellectuals are the people who are teaching our children that the West is the source of all oppression with a litany of victims and their ideas are creeping into mainstream society It is important to challenge this thinking and this work read properly can make a useful contributionRather than try to summarize his entire argument I will drop a few uotes so you can get a feel for his writing style and some of the ideas he explores Lets start at the beginning Repent That is the message that under cover of its proclaimed hedonism Western philosophy has been hammering into us for the past half century though that philosophy claims to be both an emancipatory discourse and the guilty conscience of its time What it injects into us in the guise of atheism is nothing other than the old notion of original sin the ancient poison of damnation In Judeo Christian lands there is no fuel so potent as the feeling of guilt and the our philosophers and sociologists proclaim themselves to be agnostics atheists and free thinkers the they take us back to the religious belief they are challenging As Nietzsche put it in the name of humanity secular ideologies have out Christianized Christianity and taken its message still further Here is an idea that I have not fully considered before our progressive intellectuals are imprisoned by the worst ideas from our past They are merely re enacting the old medieval play while changing the names of the actors For example that which is supposed to be criticism really amounts to confession Critical thought at first subversive turns against itself and becomes a new conformism but one that is sanctified by the memory of its former rebellion Yesterday s audacity is transformed into clich s There is no artist no journalist no actor who does not claim to be subversive especially if he or she receives a government subsidy Martyrdom has now been recast as being on the receiving end of oppression Suffering gives one rights it is even the sole source of rights that is what we have learned over the past century In Christianity it used to generate redemption now it generates reparations An important point he raises is that the celebration of victimhood the meek shall inherit the Earth locks people into that role It is merely a recasting of our discredited attitude of superiority This culture of apologies is above all a culture of condescendence Nothing authorizes us to divide humanity into the guilty and the innocent for innocence is the lot of children but also that of idiots and slaves A people that is never held accountable for its acts has lost all the ualities that make it possible to treat it as an eual Whose interest does all this really serve Multiculturalism may ultimately be nothing than a legal apartheid in which we find the wealthy once again explaining tenderly to the poor that money won t make them happy let us shoulder the burden of freedom of inventing ourselves of the euality of men and women you have the joys of custom forced marriages the veil polygamy and clitoridectomy Finally he suggests that our supposed caring about others is really an act of self indulgence There still remains to uench their thirst for the absolute a final noble savage the Palestinian He is the great Christ like icon the oppressed of the oppressed whose beatification has been proceeding for the past thirty years And the fact that his situation has hardly improved makes it possible to keep alive the revolt he incarnates The author makes it clear that he is well aware of the real injustices suffered by the Palestinians His point is that we do not actually care about them as real people People who support the Palestinians are not hoping to aid flesh and blood human beings but pure ideas Intellectuals writers and politicians are not so much engaged in inuiring into a specific antagonism as in settling accounts with Western culture The actual fate of millions of men and women subjected to daily humiliation and precarious living conditions is of little importance We are pursuing our own mythologies in a foreign theater The writing is provocative It is meant to be He is trying to puncture our own mythologies But he also has a positive view about how we should acknowledge and overcome that which we regret about our past The best victory over the exterminators torturers and slave traders of yesterday is the coexistence that is now possible among peoples and ethnic groups that prejudices and mentalities previously declared to be incompatible it is that formerly dominated people are now treated as euals and engaged in a collective adventure Not everyone likes the book This review observes that he is sometimes loose with his facts Taken literally it is unnecessarily polarizing However I read it as philosophy a source of ideas rather than an objective documentary about the Western intellectual landscape It is food for thought not the gospel I am glad I read it

  • Hardcover
  • 239
  • La tyrannie de la pénitenceEssai sur le masochisme occidental
  • Pascal Bruckner
  • English
  • 07 May 2018
  • 9780691143767