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The Camp of the Saints,
This review is from: The Camp of the Saints (Paperback)
The novel is an epic on western utopian humanism. It's about civilization, not races! The author shows the reader, breathtakingly, that the West is growing morally weak as we have lost faith in our culture and in God. The West doesn't any longer see the point of defending its culture, not to say dying for your country or for freedom any longer. So, the point of no return is passed, and a new West will eventually emerge where the white man is a tiny minority.
Jean Raspail sounded the alarm in 1973. When I read it today, January 2012, I must admit that he is kind of a prophet! He mentions now and then 'the Beast'. It is a code for the guilt that eats the westener from the inside, the guilt-ridden former ruler of the world. Thanks to the educated elites, including the mass of humanitarian organisations, the western man has internalised the language of anti-racism hoping to reach the promised land of humanism. Yet another utopia so well known to European history. And there is, of course, a price to be paid like that of communism and nazism.
Danmark, January 2012