Saturday, June 10, 2017

Latest on Emmanuel Todd

Who is Emmanuel Todd? From The American Sociolgist: "In this special issue devoted to contemporary French sociology, political scientist Anne Verjus sheds light on the intense controversy that followed the publication of Emmanuel Todd’s Who is Charlie? in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks in Paris (Verjus 2017; Verjus’ defense of Todd is only applicable to Who is Charlie? and should not be extended to his recent communications during the French presidential election). From his own words, Todd’s ambition was no less than to “[take] apart the infernal machinery that leads from a decaying or ‘zombie’ Catholicism to Islamophobia” (Todd 2015, Preface to the English Edition). But before answering the question Who is Charlie? maybe we should first ask, who is Emmanuel Todd?"

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