Jean-François Revel

Jean-François Revel


Born
in Marseille, France
January 19, 1924

Died
April 30, 2006


Jean-François Revel was a French politician, journalist, author, prolific philosopher and member of the Académie française since June 1998.

He was best known for his books Without Marx or Jesus: The New American Revolution Has Begun, The Flight from Truth : The Reign of Deceit in the Age of Information and his 2002 book Anti-Americanism, one year after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In the latter book, Revel criticised those Europeans who argued that the United States had brought about the terrorist attacks upon itself through misguided foreign policies. He wrote thus: "Obsessed by their hatred and floundering in illogicality, these dupes forget that the United States, acting in her own self-interest, is also acting in the interes
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The Monk and the Philosophe...

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Anti Americanism

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Last Exit to Utopia: The Su...

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How Democracies Perish

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La connaissance inutile

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Without Marx or Jesus

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The Totalitarian Temptation

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The Flight from Truth: The ...

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Culture And Cuisine: A Jour...

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Pourquoi Des Philosophes

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“Clearly, a civilization that feels guilty for everything it is and does will lack the energy and conviction to defend itself.”
Jean-François Revel

“A human group transforms itself into a crowd when it suddenly responds to a suggestion rather than to reasoning, to an image rather than an idea, to an affirmation rather than to proof, to the repetition of a phrase rather than to arguments, to prestige rather than to competence.”
Jean-François Revel

“Democratic civilization is the first in history to blame itself because another power is trying to destroy it.”
Jean-François Revel

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