Difficult to Coopt

Alexandre Kojève’s “Outline of a Doctrine of French Policy,” is singularly fascinating, and full of unintentional comedy. If Hilaire Belloc had been a Russian nihilist with a soft spot for Hegel he might have written something like this. My favorite part is when Kojève talks about the Catholic Church:

The political and economic investment provided by France in view of the creation of a Latin Empire cannot, and should not, occur without the support of the Catholic Church, which represents a power which is immense, although difficult to calculate and even more difficult to coopt.

 

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