Jean Bricmont

Jean Bricmont is professor of theoretical physics at the University of Louvain, Belgium. He is the author of Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science (with Alan Sokal) and other political and scientific publications.


Jean Bricmont, Humanitarian Imperialism: Using Human Rights to Sell War. Monthly Review Press 2006.



France’s Pension Reform Met with Massive Protests and Strikes by Jean Bricmont, ZNet, 10 December 2019 (video)

Appeal to Archbishop of Canterbury to Support Release of Julian Assange by Tariq Ali, Jean Bricmont, Noam Chomsky, Diana Johnstone and others, Consortium News, 1 December 2019

Dr. Jean Bricmont: “Yellow Vests Ask Such Fundamental Questions that No European Government Could Answer Them” by Mohsen Abdelmoumen, American Herald Tribune, 22 February 2019

France's ‘Yellow Vest' Protests Emerged Spontaneously, without Leadership by Jean Bricmont and Greg Wilpert, The Real News Network, 10 December 2018 (video and transcript)

French Thought Police and the Creeping Dictatorship of Virtue, Consortiumnews,com, 11 June 2018

Open Letter to “Human Rights Defenders” on Aleppo, CounterPunch, 4 January 2017

The Trump Phenomenon, as Seen From Europe, CounterPunch, 7 October 2016

Over 60 professors, four Nobel Prize winners, demand Sweden to respect the UN ruling on Assange's freedom, The Professors' Blog, 24 August 2016

Trump and the Liberal Intelligentsia: a View from Europe, CounterPunch, 30 March 2016

The Fall of Saigon, CounterPunch, 1 May 2015

The People Against the 800 Pound Gorilla by Jean Bricmont and Diana Johnstone, CounterPunch, 13 September 2013

The Wishful Thinking Left, CounterPunch, 14 August 2013

Beware the Anti-Anti-War Left, CounterPunch, 4 December 2012

On Humanitarian Interventionism, Iran, Israel and the Non-Aligned Nations by Jean Bricmont and Kourosh Ziabari, ZNet, 4 October 2012

Opposing War in France, CounterPunch, 15 March 2012

The Case for a Non-Interventionist Foreign Policy, CounterPunch, 20 February 2012

Who Will Save Libya From Its Western Saviours? by Jean Bricmont and Diana Johnstone, CounterPunch, 16 August 2011

Interview with Jean Bricmont: NATO Powers' Push for Syria Intervention Proves "There's No Limit to How Crazy They Can Be" by Bill Dod, MR Zine, 11 June 2011

Libya and the Return of Humanitarian Imperialism, CounterPunch, 8 March 2011

The Language of Power, ZNet, 23 September 2010

Bombing for a Juster World?, CounterPunch, 28 July 2009

French Echoes of the Israeli-Palestine Conflict, CounterPunch, 12 February 2009

Gaza Seen From Paris by Jean Bricmont and Diana Johnstone, CounterPunch, 8 January 2009

Cats, Dogs, and Creationism: On Intelligent Design and the Left, MRZine, 14 November 2008

Our Obama Problem, CounterPunch, 7/9 November 2008

Western Delusions, CounterPunch, 27 May 2008


War in the Name of Peace Interview by David Cronin

ZNet, 4 October 2007

The Class Struggle Will No Longer Be Offshored

Le Monde diplomatique, 8 September 2007

Why Bush Can Get Away with Attacking Iran

CounterPunch, 4 September 2007

The Moral Collapse of the Moral Left

CounterPunch, 26/27 May 2007

The Great Illusion: Sarkozy and the "Decline" of France

CounterPunch, 12/13 May 2007

A Coming Political Tsunami: The Elections in France by Jean Bricmont and Diana Johnstone

CounterPunch, 17 April 2007

What is the Decisive "Clash" of Our Time?

CounterPunch, 31 January 2007

September 11: The End of the "End of History"

CounterPunch, 11 September 2006

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