2007, Radical Philosophy, nn 141–46, London: Radical Philosophy Group, p 68:
These new recruits to ‘Sarkozyism’ have no political base, and have long abandoned any socialist principles they once had (Kouchner was one of the few French politicians to support the American war in Iraq; Glucksmann has been a vociferous opponent of multiculturalism and theorist of ‘national identity’).
Her account, when it appeared in France, last summer, caused a more than mild kerfuffle, not because it contained any particular revelation about the much gossiped-about and self-revealing President but because of the strange mixture of stasis and mostly mindless, or, anyway, undirected, energy that she portrayed as the leitmotif of Sarkozyism—a portrait not exactly hostile, and made more credible by events since, of a meteoric arc with no particular place to end but a crater.
2009, Achille Mbembe, Jane Marie Todd transl., “The Republic and Its Beast: On the Riots in the French Banlieues”, in Charles Tshimanga et al eds., Frenchness and the African Diaspora: Identity and Uprising in Contemporary France, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp 48–49:
As a result of these crises, the nocturnal aspect of the republic, stirred up in great part by “Le Penism” and relayed by “Sarkozyism,” is gradually revealing itself.