News Release

European Crisis Beyond the Elections


JEAN BRICMONT, jean.bricmont at

Noted author and academic Bricmont was just in in Nice, where he was scheduled to give a talk on quantum mechanics. The talk was canceled because of his political views, especially his views on free speech. He is a physicist and professor emeritus at the University of Louvain in Belgium.

He has been posting his analysis of the European elections on Facebook. He said today: “We are facing a choice between a neo-liberal and ‘Green’ alliance versus a radical right, none of which is appealing to progressive ideas.”
Bricmont has been critical of Green parties in Europe embracing militarism. His books include Humanitarian Imperialism: Using Human Rights to Sell War and Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals’ Abuse of Science. He is co-editor of Chomsky Notebook.

Bricmont has been a consistent critic of the establishment parties in Europe.

He wrote the piece “French Thought Police and the Creeping Dictatorship of Virtue” for Consortium News.

See his interviews with The Real News, including “France’s ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Emerged Spontaneously, without Leadership.”