Monday, January 31, 2011

 

From a book review by Thomas Meaney:
In "Perpetual Euphoria," Pascal Bruckner, a French philosopher and social commentator, proposes to free us from this "pitiless idol of happiness." He subjects our culture's happiness-instructors and self-help gurus to such savage mockery that it's easy to overlook the seriousness of his argument. Reading "Perpetual Euphoria" feels like watching Friedrich Nietzsche give a close reading to the latest issue of Men's Health magazine.