The French philosopher and novelist Pascal Bruckner taught at universities in France and the United States, and is best known for his critical work on the attitude of Western culture towards the rest of the world. According to Bruckner, Western society suffers from a tyranny of guilt. We hide ourselves in a cocoon of repentance. What does this mean for our values? Are we begging, just like Faust, to be set free from that permanent struggle between good and evil? What influence does this have on us and on our society? Rik Torfs, Professor and former rector of the KU Leuven questions him about it all.
Flagey, Tropismes, Paard Van Troje, Klarafestival