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France's “New Philosophers&rdquo

- Abstract

MUCH has been written in the press on both sides of the Atlantic in the past twelve months about a group of young French writers who have turned against the Marxist inheritance which for the past twenty or thirty years has been the birthright of French intellectuals. Although the group is fairly large, the two names mentioned most prominently are those of Andre Glucksmann and Bernard-Henri Levy, and a good deal of the books, none of which has yet appeared in English: Barbarism with a Human Face by Levy and The Cook and the Man-Eater and The Master Thinkers by Glucksmann.

About the Author

Roger Kaplan has written widely on French politics and on Algeria’s Islamist insurgency of the 1990’s.