On this 5th of May, the author of the Capital would have blown his 200 candles. Embittered by the communism theorist’s admirers, Nicolas Lecaussin explains how his idea was contradicted by facts.
A Romanian who became French, Bogdan Călinescu lived his adolescence under Ceaușescu’s dictatorship. Moreover, his father was a dissident intellectual. Today, Bogdan Călinescu writes and publishes in France under the name Nicolas Lecaussin and manages a libertarian think tank, (IREF) – Institute of Economic and Fiscal Research.