I discovered liberalism by reading philosophers, often French, who for three centuries have invented and reinvented it. How not to be seduced by a thought that promotes for each single one of us the opportunity to live our own life, to choose our own values, to create our own activity? Individual freedom can’t be divided into pieces: it applies to the political, social and economic spheres.
In a country still plagued by colbertism, we must first lead the opinion battle because it is the mother of all political victories. This conviction led me to create the GenerationLibre think-tank to renew our ideas and suggest for decision-makers new and concrete public policies elaborated with the best experts.
Liberalism must revive its insurgent tradition by fighting against rents and defending those who chose to live their own life. We are, like Flaubert, enraged liberals.
After six years of philosophy, I had to study in the United States to discover French classical liberalism made in France.
Distraught by the caricature of liberalism in the French public debate, I decided to leave the comfortable institution where I worked. I then founded GenerationLibre an intellectual start-up with the professional structure of a think-tank.
I published Le Révolutionnaire, L’Expert et le Geek [The Revolutionary, The Expert and the Geek] and Les Aventuriers de la liberté [The Adventurers of Freedom], which tries to adapt liberalism to the challenges of our modernity. Venturing on more libertarian lands, I know work around the concept of “self-ownership”.
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