The Atlasphere has a fascinating interview with Sabine Herold, the French intellectual activist for Liberté J’écris Ton Nom, a French think-tank dedicated to fighting for individual rights in France.
Mlle. Herold speaks out on everything from the Iraq war and why she supported it, to the influence of unions on French politics and economic to the foundation of Liberté J’écris Ton Nom. Herold is part of the new wave of French thought that is trying to break away from the conformism, reflexive anti-Americanism, and naive pacifism of the French intelligentsia. People like Herold, Jean-Francois Revel, Nicolas Baverez, as well as others are all challenging the status quo in France – a challenge that is greatly needed to France’s ossified and insulated ruling class.