Paleo Retiree writes:
- Coming soon from Mr. Finger-on-the-Pulse-of-the-West’s-Mood himself: a new novel by Michel Houellebecq. The book’s debut in France last week was “a national event.” The English translation will be released in November.
- I loved-loved-loved “Submission,” Houellebecq’s last novel.
- In case you missed it …
- And quelle surprise to learn that Houellebecq is a fan of Oswald (“Decline of the West”) Spengler.
- Are populists going to be the big winners in May’s European Parliament elections?
- To cut to the chase: Is Europe dying?
- Interesting that one runs across Establishment Brits who are capable to acknowledging that our current populist moment has validity and significance — that it isn’t just some terrifying outbreak of Naziism. Maybe our neoliberal elites have been overambitious and controlling, and maybe it makes some kind of undeniable sense that we’re now experiencing pushback, you know? See here and here. So why are Establishment American commentators completely and uniformly unwilling to make the same acknowledgment?
- Why do idealistic young women from Europe keep getting decapitated while in Africa?
- How many uptight right-wingers were actually obsessed with AOC’s dancing video?
- Another step closer to Utopia.
- According to a certain line of thinking, “This country’s history of slavery” deserves much of the blame for R. Kelly’s misbehavior.
- Steve Sailer wonders why the NYTimes was making such a big deal out of one particular murder.
- Because more diversity is always better!
- How big a problem does it become when women start to outearn men?
- Parody Twitter account du jour.
- Old vs. new in Lille, France.
- What Tokyo’s fish market can teach us about urbanism.
- Great thread. I may be buying his book soon.
Maybe it’s just the sites I visit, but most of the comments I saw about AOC were along the lines of ‘great rack, and it looks like she’s enjoying herself’.