the lifelong sense that I was on the edge of an abyss


Many mirrors hang in Andre Glucksmann’s living room in Paris. Even the salon table is mirrored and on it lies yet another gold-framed mirror. Asked why, he says, “It’s not as if I’m constantly looking at myself. But the mirrors expand the space.”

Glucksmann is a philosopher, he’s made a career out of reflection. But he hasn’t lost himself in post-modern reflection, which renders everything a representation or simulation, nor in philosophical terminological hair-splitting.

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