Thursday, April 28, 2011

"Multiculturalism is the racism of the anti-racists." --Pascal Bruckner

"Tears of the White Man: The Tyranny of Guilt"
Pascal Bruckner, May 3, 2011
7:00 PM
University of Minnesota
1210 Heller Hall
West Bank
The subject line of the e-mail, a quotation from an upcoming speaker, probably got your attention. It's quite taboo to say anything ill of the concept of multiculturalism. Nonetheless, it's a subject worth discussing in an intellectually honest and rigorous manner.
To do so, the Minnesota Association of Scholars is bringing in Pascal Bruckner from France on Tuesday, May 3. Intellectual Takeout is proud to co-sponsor the event.
Pascal Bruckner is Maître de Confèrences at the Institut des Études Politiques in Paris.His extended essays include Tears of the White Man: Compassion as Contempt (English version 1987) and The Tyranny of Guilt (2010). His many books also include novels - Lunes de Fiel was made into a movie by Roman Polanski, and The Divine Child was translated into English in 1994.
Since the 1970s he and other ‘New Philosophers’ have challenged the Marxist assumptions so long taken for granted by French intellectuals. Most recently, he has opposed the outcry against US efforts to extradite Roman Polanski, and defended France’s ban on the burqa.
European intellectuals often blame colonialism for the travails that beset poor countries in parts of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Is this a frank acknowledgement of the burdens of history? Or a back-handed way of maintaining Europe’s centrality in world affairs? Pascal Bruckner’s answers to these questions have provoked a great deal of discussion.
The event is free. Here are the important details:
Who: Pascal Bruckner

When: Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
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