The French Way of War

Notre collègue Sebastien Jakuboswki a été interviewé dans le New York Times dans le cadre d’un  article paru hier sur « the french way of war ».

(…) The French have an all-volunteer military, which distances the population further from the cost of war and makes soldiers “less visible to the populace at large,” notes Sébastien Jakubowski, a sociologist at the University of Lille who studies the army. It has also made the army more popular, with an approval rating of between 80 and 90 percent, he says.

But in another change from the past, the French expect that a decision to use the military will be based on clear moral criteria, Mr. Jakubowski said. And the French take some pride in playing a leading role from a moral foundation, even if French national interests are also at play, pushing other allies to act.

Mr. Jakubowski cited an interview in Le Figaro on Jan. 3 with the American neoconservative historian Robert Kagan, whose study of American and European attitudes toward the use of force, comparing America to Mars and Europe to Venus, was much caricatured but highly influential.(…) 1

 

 

 

  1. Lire la suite de l’article sur le site du NYT, c’est ici : http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/sunday-review/the-french-way-of-war.html?smid=fb-share&_r=1& []

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