The article notes the revival of the theme of exile seen as magnifier of the crisis facing the global dimension of contemporary society. Responding to the commentators of his research, the author highlights the intertwining of references that the history of the exiles reveals, in time and space. The political and intellectual networks built by exile give rise to a public opinion which becomes the subject of a continental histoire croisée. These interactions, traceable even in the economic sphere, point to the actual strategies adopted by the exiles, by their families and by the communities that receive them.
Keywords: Exiles; liberalism; nationality; community.