Antiglobalization Guerrilla

There are no posters of South American guerrilla leader Che Guevara on the walls of Bernard Cassen’s Left Bank office. Instead, the book-lined shelves and heaped-up papers point to his earlier incarnation as head of the English faculty at Paris 8 University.

He still loves Mark Twain, but these days Cassen devotes every available minute to combating another Anglo-Saxon cultural heavyweight: free-market economics. And when it comes to anti-imperialism, he’s more than capable of some Che-style warfare: "Observing three minutes’ silence for the victims of Sept. 11 was a political act of allegiance to the U.S. government,"...

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