René Girard: the political impotence of an apocalyptic thinker

Achever Clausewitz, the last great work of René Girard, is the most recent fruit of the interdisciplinary ambition of the creator of the mimetic theory, who disembarks in the political arena convinced that the laws and theories of the political can be subsumed into the great universal legality and timeless of mimetic anthropology. To undertake the effort, Girard offers us in this long interview a re-reading of the work of Carl Von Clausewitz, the great contemporary military strategist of Napoleon, who wanted to make war, it is said, “the continuation of politics by other means “