The Modern Project reviewed by Graeme Hunter

Book Review

The Modern Project

Le règne de l'homme: Genèse et échec du projet moderne
by Rémi Brague

Paris: Gallimard, 2015
(416 pages, 25.00, paperback)

T he king of Lilliput, one of Jonathan Swift's more memorable creations, called himself "the delight and terror of the universe." Today that delusion is more democratic but less comical. The choice and master spirits of this age all claim to rule time and space, and they say so without smiling. Genetic and social engineers, environmentalists, politicians, and educationists are all impatient to take charge of nature, history, and the human species.

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Graeme Hunter is a contributing editor to Touchstone and Research Professor of Philosophy at Dominican University College in Ottawa. He is the author of Radical Protestantism in Spinoza's Thought (Ashgate).

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