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The Paris Statement - A Europe we can believe in
« on: November 14, 2017, 11:12 »
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In May 2017, a group of conservative scholars and intellectuals met in Paris. They were brought together by their common concern about the current state of European politics, culture, society—and above all the state of the European mind and imagination. Through delusion and self-deception and ideological distortion, Europe is dissipating her great civilizational inheritance.

Instead of simply wringing their hands in fruitless anxiety, or adding yet another tome to the ample literature that diagnoses “the decline of the West,” the Paris participants believed it was important to make an affirmation, and to do so publicly. They expressed their attachment to “the true Europe,” and did so with reasons that can be recognized by all. In doing so, it was first necessary to give an account of this true Europe, which lies hidden beneath the fashionable abstractions of our age.

The result is, “A Europe We Can Believe In.” This Paris Statement is a ringing call for a renewed understanding of, and appreciation for, Europe’s true genius. It is an invitation to the peoples of Europe to actively recover what is best in our tradition, and to build a peaceful, hopeful, and noble future together.

A Europe We Can Believe In, in Čeština, Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano, Magyar, Nederlands, Polski, Slovenščina, Svenska.

Philippe Bénéton (France)
Rémi Brague (France)
Chantal Delsol (France)
Roman Joch (Česko)
Lánczi András (Magyarország)
Ryszard Legutko (Polska)
Pierre Manent (France)
Janne Haaland Matlary (Norge)
Dalmacio Negro Pavón (España)
Roger Scruton (United Kingdom)
Robert Spaemann (Deutschland)
Bart Jan Spruyt (Nederland)
Matthias Storme (België)

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Re: The Paris Statement - A Europe we can believe in
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 16:41 »
bouh, c'est très long à lire… j'en suis seulement au § n°16.

Ceux qui écrivent cela, sont des gens qui ont une culture classique avec des œillères. Les européens sont nés des Romains (qui n'étaient pas chrétiens - sauf vers la fin- ) et ont tout appris du christianisme…
Les cultures, les valeurs locales n'existaient pas… Il n'y a jamais eu de migrations… ni d'apports.

Quant au chapitre sur 1968… on dirait des vieux trognons qui ont perdu leur foyer ! Est-ce le même plaidoyer dans toutes les langues, ou chaque version linguistique a des arguments propres ?
Les jeunes qui ont été éduqués avec ce rejet de libéralisation sociale sont effectivement déclassés dans la société contemporaine. Mais pourquoi ne condamnent-ils pas le libéralisme économique qui transforme la société en clientèle de consommation ? Les faibles en pauvres, etc…

certes je n'ai pas fini de lire cette prose ! Mais pour aujourd'hui j'ai ma dose…


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Re: The Paris Statement - A Europe we can believe in
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 18:20 »
Est-ce le même plaidoyer dans toutes les langues, ou chaque version linguistique a des arguments propres ?

J'ai compris que c'est le même plaidoyer dans toutes les langues.  :)

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Re: The Paris Statement - A Europe we can believe in
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 21:56 »

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24. The work of renewal begins with theological self-knowledge. The universalist and universalizing pretensions of the false Europe reveal it to be an ersatz religious enterprise, complete with strong creedal commitments—and anathemas. This is the potent opiate that paralyzes Europe as a political body. We must insist that religious aspirations are properly the province of religion, not politics, much less bureaucratic administration. In order to recover our political and historical agency, it is imperative that we re-secularize European public life.

The above turgid quote from the Paris Statement, which I could not bring myself to read properly for fear of brain damage, demonstrates much of what is going wrong with the "Project".

I do not doubt that the intention of the statement was well intended and for those with the mental rigor to read and digest it the conclusions will be uplifting. For the rest of European humanity this paper will affirm their skepticism of the EU.

I would imagine EU citizens from ex-communist states will recognize the format from Soviet days.

If the EU wishes to communicate with the Twitter generation, to which I do not belong, it will have to hone it`s communication skills.
 
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