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A French philosopher, sociologist and political scientist, well known to the broad public for his life-long, often critical, friendship with Jean-Paul Sartre and for his skeptical analyses of the post-war vogue in France for ideologies that largely took their inspiration from a Marxist tradition.
(1905 - 1983)

Foreknowledge of the future makes it possible to manipulate both enemies and supporters.
 

What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error.