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Offbeat: Does France still need an providential man?

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In a striker, researcher Gérard Grunberg analyzes the figure of the "Savior" in French political history. Returning to Napoleon, he prepared a comparison with the situation of the President-Candidate Emmanuel Macron.

"One of the characteristic features of the Cesarean model: pretend to embody the nation gathered against parties and factions". In "the Republic and the Savieurs", the Director of Research Emeritus of the CNRS Gérard Grunberg draws the portraits of so-called "providential" men, these political figures that have made them a mausoleum where many French people come to collect Landmarks: Napoleon, his nephew Louis, General Boulanger, Petain, De Gaulle.

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an indelible trace in the operation of our institutions

brilliant book, extremely searched, easy to access for anyone who wants to perfect in history or politics, the researcher shows that these characters, in addition to the life and ideas of each, have all left an indelible trace in the functioning of our institutions.

What impresses at home is their power of seduction: faces, portraits, paintings, thoughts, all anchored in the imagination of the French. That they managed to refrace the population to the point of embarking, sometimes, in situations out of control: Napoleon which musele the press and created an extreme centralization, which brought to the bureaucratization that we know today. , Petain and the collaboration, too.

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Grunberg then compares these statesmen at the climb of Emmanuel Macron . The result is mixed. Two differences in size emerge: Macron favors the state to the function, the last to serve the first. He also sees his mandate as a personal adventure, detaching from the people, usually so useful to the other providential figures to establish their domination.

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"The Republic of Sauveurs" by Gérard Grunberg, Calmann Lévy editions, 544p.

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