Roland Barthes on Bourgeois Myths

What the book ‘Mythologies’ says about feigned innocence

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Roland Barthes was a mid-20th-century French philosopher. He died a couple weeks before I was born. When he was my age, he published a book called Mythologies. It’s about what he calls “bourgeois myths” that aim to preserve power. I read a version consisting of translated selections.

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