By Cécilia Suzzoni
« Sans le latin, sans le latin, los angeles messe nous emmerde » chantait Georges Brassens. Après lui, malheureusement, l’ennui a gagné du terrain, à commencer par celui de l’école, au aspect que c’est le sens même de notre langue qui finit par se perdre.
Le latin est l. a. langue mère du français et l. a. moral sense culturelle de l’Europe. Que goûter de los angeles tradition, que comprendre de l’histoire, que savoir de los angeles technological know-how et de son évolution, si l’on renie cette filiation?
Alors qu’on exalte le patrimoine avec fébrilité, on liquide, avec une logique smooth de taliban, tout ce qui fait l’enracinement du français dans son passé. Sans le latin, c’est tout bonnement notre « roman familial » qui devient illisible. Raconter cette histoire, ce n’est pas idéaliser une sorte d’épopée nationale. C’est se montrer d’abord attentif aux avatars linguistiques et littéraires d’un français qui s’est édifié sous l’égide et l. a. tutelle éclairée de los angeles langue latine.
Chasser le latin, comme on le fait actuellement dans l’enseignement secondaire par toutes sortes de moyens directs ou détournés, c’est désapprendre le français. Organiser los angeles disparition des filières qui permettaient de maintenir un bon noyau de langue et de tradition latines chez les enfants de France, c’est rendre inaccessible aux générations futures notre patrimoine littéraire, philosophique et historique ; c’est ramener le français à un basic outil de communique, qui perd toute probability de s’affirmer dans un monde dont los angeles plupart des communications sont désormais assurées dans un anglais pauvre mais commun. On peut rêver : quel président, quel ministre courageux oseront enfin renverser los angeles tendance en instituant le fait latin à l’intérieur même de l’enseignement du français ?
Seize auteurs, poètes, écrivains et professeurs attachés à des associations prestigieuses, rappellent avec érudition et simplicité que le latin est encore une langue vivante non seulement en poésie et en littérature, mais aussi en médecine, en technology, en droit, en politique, en philosophie, et ce dans tous les can pay européens.
In his Philosophical Letters, Voltaire offers a stinky and infrequently satirical evaluation of the faith, politics, technology, and humanities of the britain he saw in the course of his approximately three-year exile. as well as the Letters, this version offers a translation of Voltaire's idea for a Letter in regards to the English, a normal creation, chronology, notes, and bibliography.
By Tessa Wigney, Kerrie Eyers, Gordon Parker
By Bernard-Henri Levy
What stable Are Intellectuals used to be initially released in Paris because the 1998 variation of an annual sequence entitled the foundations of the sport: Literature, Philosophy, paintings, and Politics, below the path of Bernard Henri-Lévy.
The first 1/2 the booklet deals essays by way of and approximately Paul Bowles, Marc Lambron, Michel Onfray, Gilles Hertzog, Wietske Venema, Cécile Guilbert, Yann Moix and William Styron.
In an intimate discussion with many of the world's most sensible minds, forty four of the world's most useful authors think of lifestyles, loss of life and which means via of essays, interviews and responses to the query, "What strong are intellectuals?"
Essays contain feedback through Wietske Venema at the eve of his suicide, and excerpts from Marc Lambron's magazine detailing cultural pre-occupations in Paris from Egyptomania to astrology and gender matters. within the moment 1/2 the booklet writers from world wide think of the function of the highbrow in society, no matter if a philosopher and author has particular obligations and what these could be, what impact this sort of individual can wish to accomplish and at what cost.
Compelling, stimulating principles are offered in person segments; it is a ebook that may be placed down and collected back like a talk with a lifelong friend.
Paul Bowles is requested approximately Camus's commentary that American writers have been the one writers on the planet who don t suppose the necessity to be intellectuals as well.
"That s funny," he says.
"Do you compromise with that definition?"
"Yes, convinced, I do, as the american citizens aren t in a position to changing into intellectuals..." not anything cozy here!
They speak about drug use, demise, anti-European sentiment in Algeria, and different conflicts, resulting in Bowles' proposition per thirty days newspaper will be greater than adequate to maintain abreast of what is important.
"This per 30 days, that will spare us all of the info, what wouldn't it be? A precis of significant occasions? What may be the perfect newspaper?"
"You learn the newspaper to determine who's successful the warfare. There s regularly a conflict happening, and you've got to maintain song of it."
Finally, he observes: "If you're conscious that existence is absurd, you could tolerate it, simply because that that's absurd is tolerable."
By D. C. Coleman, Peter Mathias
This number of unique essays is a tribute to Charles Wilson, Emeritus Professor of recent heritage within the collage of Cambridge and Fellow of Jesus collage. they've been written via neighbors, colleagues and previous scholars to honour him on his 70th birthday. operating throughout the essays is the subject matter of firm in historical past and particularly within the fields during which Charles Wilson has been pre-eminent: enterprise heritage and the industrial family members of britain and the Netherlands. As is suitable for an historian with such foreign pursuits, the essays disguise a large box. They contain contributions from a couple of distinctive financial historians in continental Europe and the united states, in addition to essays via a number of famous British historians on diverse elements of firm, together with the economic Revolution, in Britain. the amount hence offers a finished set of reviews of numerous examples of the types, effects and interpretations of monetary firm in background. it is going to hence be of considerable curiosity not just to company historians but additionally to a extensive variety of monetary historians.
By Albert Einstein
A vigorous number of Einstein’s groundbreaking clinical correspondence on smooth physics
think getting 4 of the best minds of contemporary physics in a room jointly to provide an explanation for and debate the theories and techniques in their day. this can be the attention-grabbing event of analyzing Letters on Wave Mechanics, the correspondence among H. A. Lorentz, Max Planck, Erwin Schrödinger, and Albert Einstein.
those amazing letters light up not just the root of Schrödinger’s paintings in wave mechanics, but additionally how nice medical minds debated and challenged the ever-changing theories of the day and eventually embraced a sublime option to the riddles of quantum thought. Their accrued correspondence bargains perception into either the personalities aspirations that performed a component during this theoretical breakthrough.
This approved publication positive aspects infrequent images and never-before-seen files from the Albert Einstein data on the Hebrew college of Jerusalem.
By Gary Snyder, Julia Martin
At the project’s middle is Snyder’s knowing of Buddhism. repeatedly, the conversations go back to an explication of the lessons. Snyder’s attribute technique is to articulate an instantaneous adventure of Buddhist perform instead of any form of summary philosophy. within the model he describes right here, this tradition reveals expression now not basically as an Asian import or a monastic perfect, yet within the specificities of a householder’s existence as lived creatively in a specific situation at a specific second in background. which means no matter what “topic” a discussion explores, there's a experience that each one of it's approximately practice—the spiritual-social perform of a modern poet.
By Czeslaw Milosz
By Niklas Luhmann
By Daniel Tyler, Betty Henshaw
When Leroy chippie left his domestic close to Tipton, Iowa, in April 1871 to pursue farming within the lately settled Union Colony of Greeley, Colorado, he left in the back of Martha Bennett, a tender woman from De Witt, Iowa. the 2 have been brought the former fall and started writing letters to one another in December of 1870. Over the subsequent 16 months their correspondence could mixture romantic components with the sensible demanding situations of frontier existence because the built intimacy, fell in love, and finally married.
This compilation of fifty-four letters exchanged among wood worker and Bennett unearths the societal alterations dealing with women and men within the late-nineteenth-century West and gives an alternative choice to experiences of sophistication and gender that have a tendency to target the extra city and industrialized jap seaboard of the time. Their correspondence displays their roots in agrarian tradition, delivering a glimpse into the personal international of middle-class, rural the USA and the social, political, spiritual, and financial panorama that affected their lives.