Monday, December 22nd, 2014

The French neo-reactionnaire has his own style:

The term “neo-reactionnaire” is an exonym. In other words it is a description applied to the group by outsiders. Insiders say they come from both camps — right and left.

“The big division today is over the nation state,” says Mihaely. “Is the state’s historic role finished, or is it still a major actor in the political, anthropological and cultural arenas?

“The question is not if you are left or right but if you believe in the nation.

“Our position is that the nation is still the only framework in which politics has any meaning. It is the only arena in which things can get done, where people can vote for change and change happens.”

None of the neo-reactionnaires — not even Camus — claims allegiance to the FN. Many of them are Jewish.

Nonetheless they stand accused, by expressing such strong views on Islam, identity and the nation, of promoting the cause of the far right.

Zemmour says he is fed up with being asked about the FN.

“Can’t they understand that the FN is not a cause, it is a consequence. It is a consequence of the disintegration of France.

“People vote for the FN to say to their elites, ‘Stop doing what you are doing!’ But they never do.

“It was Stalin who first realised how effective it was to turn the enemy into a fascist. That is what they are doing to us today.”


  1. Grasspunk says:

    Gosh, Camus lives just down the road.

  2. Isegoria says:

    Don’t be a Stranger.

    More seriously, Renaud Camus sounds like a rather unusual fellow.

  3. James James says:

    “The term ‘neo-reactionnaire’ is an exonym. In other words it is a description applied to the group by outsiders.”

    They’re taking our word!

    “Neoreactionary Republicans”

  4. James James says:

    “Renaud Camus, who lives in self-imposed isolation in Château de Plieux, a 14th-Century fortress in the wilds of Gascony from where he writes and produces his books.”

    So he can’t be all bad.

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