The Failure of the French Intelligentsia? Intellectuals and Uprisings in the Case of the Yellow Vests – GR in LARB

This article was written within the framework of the RED collective and benefitted from our collaborative research and writing process (a special thanks to Rahman Bouzari for his assistance with references). It was originally published here in the LA Review of Books‘ “Philosophical Salon,” whose editors we would also like to thank.

One of the largest grassroots social movements in recent history has overtaken France and extended beyond its borders. Like all mass movements, it is multiform and dynamic. Although there are numerous actors and agendas, one of the central focal points has been the dismal failure of the current social, political and economic order. As the oligarchic guard dogs of contemporary capitalism have intensified their assault on the masses, and traditional parties and unions have not been able to successfully organize against it, people have had no choice but to take it upon themselves to organize…

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