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DU LOT AU GARD, ILS SE VOULAIENT CITOYENS DU MONDE

Lecture in Carcassonne
  • Lecture by Michel Auvray Socrates, Erasmus and Victor Hugo already wanted to be citizens of the world. In 1948, this ideal was embodied by Garry Davis: traumatized by his participation in the bombing of German cities, this former American pilot renounced his nationality and declared himself “the first citizen of the world”. Very quickly, his initiatives created a sensation and enthusiastic crowds cheered him on. Tens of thousands of men and women claim to be linked to the global community;...
    Lecture by Michel Auvray Socrates, Erasmus and Victor Hugo already wanted to be citizens of the world. In 1948, this ideal was embodied by Garry Davis: traumatized by his participation in the bombing of German cities, this former American pilot renounced his nationality and declared himself “the first citizen of the world”. Very quickly, his initiatives created a sensation and enthusiastic crowds cheered him on. Tens of thousands of men and women claim to be linked to the global community; the Lot prefecture proclaims itself Cahors Mundi, followed by hundreds of towns (including Carcassonne and Quillan) and villages. Michel Auvray tells the story of these events which are little known today and which then made the front page of the press.
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  • On May 17, 2022 at 5:30 PM