Antoine Perraud

Antoine Perraud a travaillé de 1986 à 2016 à France Culture, produisant notamment l’émission “Tire ta langue” à partir de 1991 (avec une interruption de 2006 à 2009 consacrée à “Jeux d'archives”). Il est l’auteur de documentaires historiques et littéraires: “Une vie, une œuvre” (Jacques Bainville, Confucius…), “Le Bon Plaisir” (Bronislaw Geremek, Pierre Combescot…), “Mitterrand pris aux mots”, ainsi que de séries d’été: 18 heures sur Elias Canetti, 10 heures sur Charles de Gaulle, 5 heures sur la télévision française de 1944 à 1964… Par ailleurs et de surcroît, il a régulièrement participé à l'émission que Laure Adler confia en 2004 à Élisabeth Lévy (avant que David Kessler ne l'en dessaisît en 2006) : “Le Premier Pouvoir”.

De 1987 à 2006, Antoine Perraud a été critique et grand reporter à Télérama, où il s'accomplit en introduisant le terme « bobo » (inventé par David Brooks) dans notre idiome en 2000, comme l’atteste la dernière édition du Grand Robert de la langue française

Diplômé du CFJ (Centre de formation des journalistes) en 1983, Antoine Perraud a régulièrement pris du champ : deux ans au Korea Herald (Séoul), DESS de correspondant de presse en pays anglophones, fondation “Journalistes en Europe”, préparation (aussi vaine qu'éphémère !) à l’agrégation d’histoire.

En 2007, il a publié La Barbarie journalistique (Flammarion), qui analyse, à partir des affaires Alègre, d’Outreau et de la prétendue agression du RER D, comment le droit de savoir peut céder le pas à la frénésie de dénoncer.

Membre du comité de lecture de la revue Médium (directeur: Régis Debray) depuis 2005, Antoine Perraud contribue depuis 2006 au supplément littéraire du quotidien La Croix. Fin 2007, il a rejoint Mediapart.

Publie, en octobre 2020, un pamphlet documenté : Le Capitalisme réel, ou la preuve par le virus (Éd. La Découverte).

Pour en savoir plus :
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  • Libido dominandi

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    The prosecution of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, replete with a whopping litany of criminal charges, spotlights in the worst way - violence and worldwide voyeurism - what France has never been able to face squarely: the nation's connivance in what are conventionally blue-pencilled as the frasques, or ‘escapades', of its political personnel, writes Antoine Perraud.
  • Racism and sport, a sorry story of modern times

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    Mediapart's revelations about how officials at the French Football Federation planned to introduce an ethnic quota at its national training academies led to a huge controversy in France and abroad, the public excuses of those involved in the plan and led to two official enquiries. Above all, it sparked a wider debate about prejudice and discrimination in sport which, on an international level, only truly embraced multi-racialism in the final decade of the 20th century. Antoine Perraud charts how theories of racial supremacy have long poisoned sport which, he argues here, has become a supplementary vehicle for racist ideologies, beginning with those of the founder of the modern Olympic games, Pierre de Coubertin.

  • The sleazy, easy anti-Semitism that blights French politics

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    When a political ally of Nicolas Sarkozy recently labelled Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund and a potential Socialist Party rival candidate in next year's presidential elections, as lacking true French peasant roots, he was echoing a longstanding French tradition of anti-Semitic mud-slinging in politics. In this detailed interview with Mediapart's Antoine Perraud, the eminent historian and sociologist Pierre Birnbaum, author of several books on anti-Semitism and French politics, details the myths behind French intolerance of Jewish political leaders.

  • Comment s'organise l'opposition libyenne (Le Guardian de Londres)

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  • The technicoloured life of Nico Papatakis

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    Nico Papatakis, film producer, director and scenarist and many other things besides, has died in Paris at the age of 92. The cast in his life story reads like a surrealist blockbuster, from Emperor Haile Selassi to John Cassavetes, from Anouk Aimé to Jean Genet, and from Jeanne Moreau to the other Nico (she of the Velvet Underground). We pay tribute to an extraordinary artist, adventurer, reveller and revolutionary.

  • The forgotten story of the Atlantic Wall

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    A book by the writer and documentary director Jérôme Prieur reveals how the Atlantic Wall, a line of fortifications along France's western and northern coastline, erected to resist an allied troop landing, was a cornerstone of the collaboration effort between the Vichy government and Nazi Germany.

  • The eerie plot penned by L'Oréal family scandal dandy in 1971

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    Socialite François-Marie Banier, accused of being a bullying fortune hunter by the daughter of L'Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, published a novel (left) in his youth with a plot that eerily echoes the current scandal surrounding him and the 88 year-old matriarch from whom he has received almost one billion euros. In Banier's book, the hero worms his way into the affections of a wealthy family uncannily similar to the Bettencourts, earning him, among other things, the lifelong enmity of their daughter.
  • When François Mitterrand ordered deaths of 45 Algerians

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    Former socialist president François Mitterrand, under whom the death penalty was eventually abolished in France, ordered the execution of 45 Algerian prisoners when he was justice minister during the 1954-1962 Algerian independence war. This and other little-known facts about Mitterrand's ruthless stance against Algerian nationalists are detailed in a French television documentary based on a book co-authored by historian Benjamin Stora, interviewed here by Mediapart.