On the role of the president of the state in the process of the reconciliation with past: French experience

Filozofija I Društvo 23 (3):56-77 (2012)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

The article analyzes the role of the presidents of French Fifth Republic in the process of the French reconciliation with its Vichy past, i.e. with collaboration and participation in the Final solution of Jewish question in Europe during Second World War. It is analyzed De Gaulle?s creation of?resistancialist myth?; Mitterrand?s Pre-War as well as War past, his friendship with R. Bousquet and his refusal to speak at the Commemoration in 1992; Chirac?s speech in which he admitted collective responsibility of France and Frenchmen. In the final chapter, on the basis of the French experience, some conclusions have been drawn which could be relevant for Serbia today. These are the most important ones: the building of the myth immediately following a traumatic period is an unavoidable phase; neither the political left nor right are a priori a positive factor in the process of the reconciliation with the past; the president of the state must have a?vision of the statesman?; the explicit verbal recognition of the responsibility is necessary.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 91,139

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

The difficulty of reconciliation.Rajeev Bhargava - 2012 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 38 (4-5):369-377.
Nuclear Politics in France.John Mason - 1986 - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 1986 (67):27-43.
Collective responsibility.Steven Sverdlik - 1987 - Philosophical Studies 51 (1):61 - 76.
Collective responsibility.Marion Smiley - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Myth, nature, and the bureaucratic experience.Michael V. Mcginnis - 1994 - Environmental Ethics 16 (4):425-436.
Apology, Recognition, and Reconciliation.Michael Murphy - 2011 - Human Rights Review 12 (1):47-69.
Nationalism, responsibility, and the people-as-one.Gale Stokes - 1994 - Studies in East European Thought 46 (1-2):91 - 103.
After war ends: a philosophical perspective.Larry May - 2012 - New York: Cambridge University Press.

Analytics

Added to PP
2013-12-19

Downloads
24 (#614,452)

6 months
7 (#328,545)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references