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Pierre-Henri Tavoillot: "With ecology, everyone can hope to save themselves by washing Nature of human sins"


BIG MAINTENANCE - Environmentalism meets with great success in part of the student youth. The phrase "save the planet" has become his compass. However, argues the philosopher*, without his sympathizers themselves always being aware of it, environmentalism participates...


- For more than a year, elected environmentalists have been criticizing events or traditions that they consider to be in contradiction with strict respect for ecology: Formula 1, Tour de France, Christmas tree.

In addition, in museums, environmental activists have targeted works of art for the purpose of “agitprop”.

What inspires you?

Pierre-Henri TAVOILLOT.


Political ecology reconnects here with the revolutionary gesture of a clean slate.

For her, there is the man of the past, locked up in his habits, his passions and his harmful superstitions — sport or parties are among them —;

and there will be the new man: the one who will have become aware of his blindness and who will act to transform himself completely.

The historian Mona Ozouf wrote magnificent pages on this idea of ​​"regenerated man" at the time of the French Revolution.

It is found at the heart of all totalitarian episodes and, to a lesser degree, in our daily lives.


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Source: lefigaro

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