Saturday, June 1, 2013
Alain Finkielkraut has attained a new level of spleen. His latest target is what he calls "the divine left," which he believes to be arrogant, doctrinaire, and hermetically sealed against criticism. His evidence for this is, apparently, the Taubira Law. It seems that, in Finkielkraut's mind, the fact that homosexual marriage was authorized by a democratic majority carries no weight. Rather, for him, the new law is the creation of certain television networks which trade on an amalgam of "les banlieues et le show-biz." France, he claims, is not reducible to this sum. The proof of the Finkielkraut inequality is the anti-gay marriage movement. Le Point sees fit to characterize this farrago of nonsense as "brilliant." Go figure.