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René Girard Social Media


Girard has been accused of recycling—which is good for aluminum but not for theories. Some of his critics say he just rewrites the same ideas about mimetic desire, scapegoating, and so forth. Hey, it's hard to be original. (Source.)


Girard makes some grandiose claims for Christianity—like that it's the only religion that can reveal the truths of mimetic desire. (Source.)


Girard made it onto the site Gawker because a Facebook investor decided to spend a bunch of moolah to promote the philosopher's ideas. (Source.)


Former president of France Nicolas Sarkozy loves his work and has even been known to quote him. (Source.)