Saskia Sassen | September 11 | University World News

CGT Member Saskia Sassen joins more than 20 eminent international philosophers and social scientists in signing an open letter backing France’s Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, or FMSH, and its former president Michel Wieviorka.

“We write this open letter with sadness and anxiety because the FMSH, and the rich intellectual life it supports, is threatened. Beyond the loss of one significant institution, we worry that this could mean France is succumbing to global trends to pursue rankings and administrative goals over intellectual creativity: developing larger organisational units, and risking the ‘normalisation’ of intellectual work within bureaucratic structures.”


Excerpt is from full letter found here.