Thursday, December 18, 2014

French Conservatism

French columnist for Figaro Eric Zemmour has written a best-seller entitled Le Suicide Francais. The first printing sold out in a week.

The author bewails the decline of French culture in the period since the death of Charles de Gaulle.
Eric Zemmour's best-seller attributes France's decay to "feminine" values, "triumphant homosexuality," and the demise of the father as the arbiter of national identity. 
It's a wonder Zemmour didn't include the avalanche of unassimilable Muslim immigrants in his list of causes of decay. The book's popularity is related to the rise in the fortunes of Marine Le Pen's National Front Party, a rightist, nationalist anti-EU group.