L’État schizo

Martine Lombard

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France is in danger. The enemy is all the more formidable because he comes from within and calls himself the State. Having become schizophrenic, he is destroying what was our strength: our infrastructures and the quality of our public services.

A champion of double-dealing, but more often a pyromaniac than a fireman, he holds Europe responsible for the unpopular decisions he makes in Brussels and then pretends to discover. In abandoning the game, he goes even further than Community law requires.

To stop the schizo state, we must catch it in the act, at the moment when it strikes a match: when it forces EDF to sell off electricity at a price that prevents it from investing in sustainable energy sources; when it allows rail freight to collapse; when it neglects to maintain railway lines to the point of coming close to an accident. We have to see it offloading everything other than the TGV to the regions, handicapping La Poste with an outdated status and, even more so, mistreating - despite appearances - its staff.

A scathing - and perhaps salutary - plunge into the sources of this double discourse that dismantles, sector by sector, from the post office to rail transport, from energy to the metro, its acts, its silences, which resemble lies by omission...

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  • University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris)

Quotation

Stéphane Rodrigues, L’État schizo, May 2008, Concurrences N° 2-2008, Art. N° 16967, p. 203

Publisher Jean-Claude Lattès

Date 1 October 2007

Number of pages 336

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