Die for New York
The earthquake of September 11, 2001 and Islamist terrorism have placed France and Europe before the most important choice in their modern history: should they follow the United States in its militaristic reaction and thus strengthen their hegemony, should they expose themselves to the consequences of a new kind of global conflict? Or should they once again affirm their identities and their historical conception of civilization, and thus remedy deadly antagonisms? Essayist, historian of religions, Gerald Messadié demonstrates that the current and global anti-American hostility stems from the policy of the United States for half a century, and that it aims to succeed the colonial empires of past centuries. It also demonstrates that for many years mini-September 11s have taken place each year in French and European urban agglomerations, thus posing a problem that hasty analysts qualify as “security problems”. Its conclusion is that an international and national policy of repression can only exacerbate the tensions between the excluded and the powerful and that the expected results can only be superficial. And that the policy of France and Europe must aim to integrate the excluded and to erase the obstinate traces of the colonialisms of yesteryear.
172 pages | ISBN: 9782914388207