The welfare state is faltering. Politicians, at the mercy of the markets and the rating agencies, lose legitimacy day by day, as do their parties. While they try to survive in the face of media and citizen harassment, leaders seek out complicities they are unable to find. We, the outraged citizens, witness this cannibal spectacle where a single phrase or image can mean losing power or being forgotten: the politicians are devouring each other. In the midst of this crisis of image and representation, The Cannibal Ceremony links this self-destruction of the political class and the legitimacy of its measures to our everyday lives. Politicians, converted into a product of the media
subculture, fight to keep their heads above water and recover their guiding roles, while over them hovers the threat of their complete disappearance. At least in the form we have known up until this point.
A book about the loss of prestige of political leaders by one of the most prestigious analysts in Europe.