Friday, April 11, 2008
For those of you who prefer doom-laden weekends, I recommend Jean Raspail's novel, The Camp of the Saints. Written in 1973, this book describes what happens when an armada of poor people from the Ganges sets sail for the West and makes landfall on the southern coast of France. The West is "empty", "has no soul left" and succumbs as a civilization in the space of three action-packed (and sometimes quite funny) days. Needless to say, politically correct multiculturalists are deftly skewered throughout. The Camp of the Saints, both praised for its vision and excoriated as 'racist,' has been reprinted several times. I couldn't put it down.