Aphorismes et citations politiques
Aphorisms and Political Quotations
Refusing the media's reality and high militant ideals, Guy Hermet offers a selection of little ironic, burlesque phrases, revealing in a few short, memorable words the hidden nature of things.
Each contains a little something to sharpen the spirit, at the mercy of their subjects, offering insight into the evolution of modes of thought and the questioning of authority, the State, the people, equality, democracy, and liberty. More than a dictionary of quotes, this anthology of "inpolticial" aphorisms on the governing and the governed, civil and uncivil virtues, is a counterpoint to the politically correct. It offers an intellectual and impertinent journey, from the thinkers of antiquity to the politicians and humorists of today, in France and beyond.
To skim through these pages is to travel through time, history, and to invite the most brilliant and twisted dinner guests in politics, from Thucydides to Sarkozy, from Stalin to Mandela, from Churchill to Pierres Desproges.
The author: Guy Hermet is a political scientist. He has taught at Sciences Po Paris, in Lausanne, Geneva, Brussells, Montreal and Bogota, and has published numerous “politcalogical” works, notably on the history of democracy, democratic transitions, populism and nationalism.