On Saturday June 13th 2015 Jacques-Alain Miller was invited by Alain Finkielkraut to his program “Répliques” alongside Jacques Rancière.
Jacques Rancière is a philosopher and Emeritus Professor at the University of Paris 8 (Saint-Denis) and author of "La Haine de la démocratie” published in 2005. After the attacks in Paris against Charlie Hebdo in January 2015, he took up a position during an interview with the journalist Éric Aeschimann, of L'Obs, wich was published under the title: “The useful idiots of the FN”, claiming that some intellectuals who call themselves Republicans cleared a fertile field to the extreme right, deviating universal values, which feeds a xenophobic discourse. This interview was published three months after the great demonstration in Paris and other cities in support of Charlie Hebdo, and the day after a departmental selection in France which confirmed the rise in the political field of Marine Le Pen, president of the FN. Jacques-Alain Miller published a response on the website La règle du jeu, and Jacques Rancière replied then also through the same medium. Alain Finkielkraut invited the two French intellectuals to continue that debate.
Intellectuals, People, Republic and Modes of Jouissance
By Eduardo Scarone
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12:20 minutes | Audio in Spanish | Recorded 17.06.2015