Alain de Benoist is an essayist, philosopher, the author of over a hundred works addressing political philosophy and the history of ideas. He just published Contre le libéralisme. La société n’est pas un marché, with Éditions du Rocher. He spoke to the sixth colloquium of the Institut ILIADE, “Europe, the hour of borders,” on April 6th, 2019.
The mourning for Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris began even as the flames were burning. The reaction of Mr Rod Dreher is representative of what many in the West are thinking and feeling about this event:
"Supporterons-nous que des milliers d'hommes, en ce temps, souffrent et se révoltent de notre refus de témoigner, de notre lâcheté, de notre fausse commisération?"
The official reason for the protests in France is the price hike on gasoline and diesel fuel. Over the past year, prices have already increased by 15%, with one liter of gasoline in France now costing, in terms of Russian money, more than 110 rubles (just under two dollars).
“The word Revolution is not, for us French, a vague word. We know that the Revolution is a rupture, the Revolution is an absolute. There is no moderate revolution, there is no revolutionary dirigism as there is the dirigism of the economy.