The Loi El Khomri is supposed to allow millennials into the work force by making French employees easier to fire; it’s a tiny dose of the free market, designed to evilly pry them from the warm, mushy arms of the welfare state.
Dear my leftist friends: the people who are mad about Trump aren’t literally insane. They’re sick of getting taken advantage of from both sides.
(You think I’m going to tell you which case I think I fit? Ha!)
Hi! If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed and follow me on Twitter. Thanks for visiting!I’ve often said that if I were a man or a feminist I would be able to buy my own island by now. (So why don’t I become a feminist? Because I’ve gone this […]
Threatening life and evolution are the two deaths, death of the spirit and death of the body. —John B. Calhoun Don’t like gays and antinatalists? The paradoxical solution I would propose to you, then, is this: wear a condom once in a while, and for god’s sake quit voting for politicians who support the welfare […]
[W]hether or not you allow me to influence you with my dangerous ideas, I hope you will believe me when I tell you that I am very much on your side. You are, after all, an aware being having experiences. This is true whether or not you have had or will have children, and this is true whether you want […]
By all sane accounts, getting old is always a drag at best, and usually closer to terrifying. But I swear, doing it during a period of decadence is about as depressing as getting old gets. When I was a kid, when we finally got MTV anyway, the teeny-bopper music video channel wasn’t something grown-ups took seriously—but […]
“My conversion to Islam.” You want to check out some case studies? The bescarved Gallic nutbar above is very careful to let you know that despite her prayer rug she isn’t of Maghrebine extraction: she’s of French nationality, birth, background, parentage, etc. Oddly, like Joris-Karl Huysmans, a youthful fascination with the occult and a feeling […]
This week some astute souls have aimed a few rays of Intertube at my English translation of Octave Mirbeau’s lost masterpiece In the Sky. If you haven’t heard by now, Mirbeau was a 19th-century French anarchist author whom, if you enjoy Camus, the Coen Brothers, Bukowski, or any other 20th/21st-century purveyor of wry darkness, you must read before you die. Thanks to my publisher Chip Smith, […]
I was already glum about the Charlie Hebdo anniversary when David Bowie became mortal. I’m American, but like all good Americans I remember why I’m no longer subject to the crown; no matter how many times our elder, shorter, Gallic brother gets in the quicksand, it’s our sacred duty to pull him out. French was […]