Jurgen Habermas, German philosopher and sociologist, is director of the Max Planck Institut. As Marx, he is interested in the capitalism tendency to crisis. He is also a theorist of the Constitutional Patriotism, a patriotism dissociated from the Nation state.
For a long time, the unification of Europe was a direct responsibility of the political elites whereas the citizens had nothing to criticize for their interests were not affected. In the Europe of the 25, not all countries can have responsibilities and the citizens refused to be led in a bureaucratic way. Even in the most Europhile States the population is less prone to accept everything.
The French government has been brave enough to call a referendum on the ratification of the (...)