The Orphans of '68

Mount, Ferdinand
May 1979
National Review;5/11/1979, Vol. 31 Issue 19, p627
The article focuses on the attempts of the French people to establish their own intellectual life independent of German influences. The author explores the events and factors that led to the subversion of French philosophy and intellectual life under German ideals. The author also discusses how the French are beginning to explore alternative traditions of pluralism and decentralization and how this exploration can help establish the French's own intellectual life.


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