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Benjamin Morel: "French identity has been presented as bad, impossible to assume"


INTERVIEW - In his new book, "La France en crumbs", the academic deciphers the rise of a political regionalism which, according to him, participates in the deconstruction and the archipelization of the nation-state, but also , paradoxically, to the erasure of local cultures.


- Your book sounds the alarm about the rise of

local particularities


Isn't the French nation based on its small homelands, shouldn't regional languages ​​and cultures be legitimately defended by the state?

Of course they should!

Above all, we must not misinterpret the subject of this book.

It is in no way an attack on small homelands.

Myself Auvergnat, I love mine passionately, its soils and its traditions.

We can endorse several identities, local, regional and national, without conflict.

What this book denounces is the instrumentalization of local cultures for political purposes.

However, political regionalisms are based on a militant reconstruction of history and cultures with the intention of making them antagonistic with the nation.

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