Brave New World (re-examined)
Brave New World is a Revue of aperiodic opinion created in 2006 by a group of Intellectuel S, of Journaliste S, of Philosophe S and Historien S. It is published by the editions Denoël and is directed by the journalist Michel Taubmann.
Origins of the reviewThe hard core of this group of intellectuals was constituted after the shock consisted the September 11th, 2001. Around Michel Taubmann, person in charge then of Arte-Information, in Paris, and of his Florence wife, Pasteur of the Temple of the oratory of Louvre, meetings then public conferences were organized in one of the rooms depending on the Temple. The group, little by little, was consequently named the Cercle of the Oratory.
Multiplying the interventions in particular to support the the United States after the attack of September 11th, the circle launched a first petition in favor of the intervention of UNO in Afghanistan entitled: “This war is ours” ( Le Monde of November 8th, 2001). Two years later, in Le Figaro of March 4th, 2003, another most outstanding entitled: “With Washington and London, for the support of the Iraqi people” which supported the Anglo-American coalition in his intervention against Saddam Hussein (below).
“Of the American and British soldiers started the combat against the tyranny of Baghdad. They are supported by the governments of several democracies, such Spain, Australia, Poland, the Czech Republic and Denmark. We consider it regrettable that the Iraqi crisis did not find a solution within the framework of the United Nations. But since the morning of March 21st we entered another phase, that of a war opposing the two older democracies of the world, the United Kingdom and the United States, with the bloody tyranny of Saddam Hussein. In this situation, we cannot accept the speeches which return back to back George W. Bush and Saddam Hussein. The pacifist ones must admit that starting from the release of the hostilities their combat changed nature. By asking the " cease-fire immédiat" or " withdrawal of the American troops of Irak" before the defeat of Saddam Hussein, they do not serve peace, but the maintenance with the capacity of the dictator of Baghdad. For our part, we choose the camp of the Iraqi people. Its freedom depends from now on on the victory of the Anglo-American armies and the coalition which supports them. We do not grant therefore a full power to the Bush Administration and wish for the post-war period that the fate of Iraq be given as soon as possible between the hands of its inhabitants within the framework of a Federal state. Freedom and the democracy should not be a luxury reserved for the Western countries. The people of Iraq have there right him also, like all the other people of the area. We are at its sides in waiting of an unconditional surrender of the dictatorship which has oppressed it for more than thirty years. ”
Qualified by part of the French media like the “Voice of America”, or like a reference mark of “néo-conservatives to the Frenchwoman”, the review challenges these names. “The guiding line, indicates its editor association, it is the antitotalitarism because we think that the question is always of topicality. Some think that totalitarianism stopped with the fall of the Berlin Wall, they do not imagine that the radical Islam represents a true danger. It there forever have as much anti-Jewish propaganda. We returned during one time of chaos and the democracy must be defended. ”
- the Anti-semitism
- the Américanophobie
- the criticism of the “Totalitarianism S”
- handing-over in question of the “archaisms” and the “myths” of the traditional left
The business Robert RedekerPrincipal intellectual support for the philosopher Toulouse, Robert Redeker, death threat after its leading article, published on September 19th, 2006 in Le Figaro and entitled: “Vis-a-vis the islamist intimidations, which does have to make the free world? ”, the review Brave New World launched the first petition of support in its favor. Support around of which had joined intellectuals engaged following the example Bernard-Henri Levy, Alexandre Adler, Roger-pol. Right, Guy Sorman or Elisabeth Badinter which led, on November 15th, 2006, with the installation of a public meeting, Mermoz room in Toulouse, had organized jointly by the antenna of CRIF and S.O.S Midday-Pyrenees Racism. In spite of the presence of a score of intellectuals like Mohammed Sifaoui, Claude Lanzmann, Philippe Val, Bernard-Henri Levy, Alain Finkielkraut, Pascal Bruckner, of the presidents of S.O.S Racism, Dominique Sopo, of CRIF, Neither Subjected Whores Nor, only a thousand of people attended this demonstration aiming so much at making it possible to the philosopher Robert Redeker to leave, for the first time since weeks, clandestinity and to support freedom of expression.
Principal contributorsOlivier Rubinstein (directing of the publication and the Denoël editions), Michel Taubmann (editor association of the review, journalist with Arte), Mohammed Abdi (general secretary of association Neither Subjected Whores Nor), Corinne Lepage, Galia Ackerman, Antoine Basbous (specialist in the Middle East and director of the observatory of the Arab countries), Claire Brière-Strainer, Pascal Bruckner (philosopher and essay writer), Jean Chalvidant, Courteous Stephan (research director at CNRS, historian of Communism), Brice Dressmaker, Therese Delpech, Susanna Dörhage (journalist with Arte), Antonio Elorza (university Spanish), Myriam Encaoua (journalist), Frederic Encel, Arié Flack, Cécilia Gabizon (journalist with the Barber), Philippe Gaudin, Andre Glucksmann (philosopher), Raphaël Glucksmann (realizer), Romain Goupil (scenario writer), Gerard Grunberg (university), Philippe Gumplowicz, David Hazan, Olivier Languepin, max Lagarrigue (historian and journalist), Michel Laval (lawyer), Bertrand Lebeau, Barbara Lefebvre (teaching), Marc Lefevre, Jacky Mamou (former president of doctors without borders), Violaine de Marsangy, Jean-Luc Sheep (directing of the weekly magazine the Reform), Kendal Nezan, Michael Prazan, Nata Rampazzo, Pierre Rigoulot (philosopher and director of the Institute of social history), Olivier Rolin (writer), Elisabeth Schemla (journalist), Andre Senik, Eve Szeftel, Pierre-André Taguieff (enquiring, CNRS), Jacques Tarnero , Florence Taubmann (théologienne, Pasteur of the Temple of the Oratory, Paris), Bruno Tertrais, Antoine Vitkine (realizer, Arte), Marc Weitzmann (writer), Ilios Yannakakis (university).
- “best friends of America”, Release , May 9th, 2006.
- “the néoconservateurs with the Frenchwoman uncover themselves”, Marianne , June 10th, 2006.
- “In the reviews… ”, diplomatic Le Monde , June 2006.
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