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"Rien ne blesse plus l'intelligence que le patriotisme"

Faut faire attention à ce genre de phrase. En effet rien ne nous indique si Cioran assume cet énoncé lui même, ou il est juste en train de le citer comme exemple de trait d'esprit typiquement français :)

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by ValentinD (walentijn arobase free spot franša) on Thu Jun 11th, 2009 at 05:10:28 PM EST
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I deliberately picked out this sentence and like it as it is. It may not be a helpful mantra for soldiers; hence it's part of Cioran's criticism.

I do not believe that those who win a battle are categorically right. Patriotism will 'win' wars but harm a person's soul; "rien ne blesse plus l'intelligence que le patriotisme".

In how far does C.'s criticism also harbour admiration for the French? Isn't it full of admiration?

by Lily (put - lilyalmond - here <a> yahaah.france) on Thu Jun 11th, 2009 at 05:40:21 PM EST
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