By Howard Richards
Pierre Bourdieu is a problem. He continues to be a problem even though since January 23, 2002, he is no longer alive. He is a problem because he has great prestige and he gives some bad advice. ATTAC, an organization he co-founded, continues to be a forum where his views carry great weight. The publisher of the Chilean edition of Le Monde Diplomatique, a periodical to which he frequently contributed, has reprinted a collection of his writings on political and social issues that includes: “The Essence of Neoliberalism,” “For Committed Science,” “Give Social Meaning to the European Union,” “The Architect of the Euro Confesses,” “A New Planetary Vulgate,” and “Masculine Domination.” I will be commenting mainly on these.