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Discours à La Nation Européenne
Discours à La Nation Européenne
By Julien Benda
Gallimard, 1933, pp

A doctrinaire appeal for the formation of a united Europe. The brilliant author of "La Trahison des Clercs" restates his belief that the fate of Europe depends on whether or not a small group of intellectuals in each country can regain a sense of spiritual values. M. Benda opposes Plato to Hegel, Mediterranean to Nordic thought, and preaches a return to classical clarity and rationality.