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More on BHL

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Thanks to Matt Barganier for emailing to me more interesting stuff about BHL , the West's best dressed Public Intellectual. Doug Irleand quotes in the article two French journalists who describe BHL the following: A philosopher who’s never taught the subject in any university, a journalist who creates a cocktail mingling the true, the possible, and the totally false, a patch-work filmmaker, a writer without a real literary oeuvre, he is the icon of a media-driven society in which simple appearance weighs more than the substance of things. BHL is thus first and foremost a great communicator, the PR man of the only product he really knows how to sell: himself. According to Ireland: BHL changes his political allegiances like one of his shirts. A courtier of Francois Mitterrand, BHL supported his presidency by helping create SOS Racism, ostensibly a civil rights group for young Franco-Arabs and blacks. Une Imposture Francaise, however, reveals that the group was only a media-d

The Decline and Fall of Western Civilization (Part I)

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