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La culture en état de siège en Europe Avec la fin du communisme, l’avènement annoncé d’une pensée européenne unique et rentable
European Culture under Siege

Author(s): François Ruegg
Subject(s): Cultural history
Published by: Fundatia Culturala Echinox
Keywords: Bologna Reform; Closing of the mind / Freedom of thought; Globalisation; Liberation; Limits / Borders; Mind cleansing; Political correctness; Third World.

Summary/Abstract: This article is a critical reflection on what the author considers as the current closing of the European mind due to a process of bureaucratisation and commercialisation of the academia. It suggests that Europe, following the United States in its reforms, is currently killing the freedom of thought and liberal arts in the name of transnational management and cooperation. Free-circulation happens in a closed-minded world.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 19
  • Page Range: 86-100
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: French