On Monday evening, Mark Steyn joined Tucker Carlson to discuss the Honduran “caravan” of “refugees” marching relentlessly toward the Rio Grande, and express check-in to the United States – a scenario almost eerily identical to that in Jean Raspail’s novel The Camp of the Saints. Mark says, “by even referencing that book, I’ve driven the totalitarian Tweeters of Media Matters bonkers.”
“Which ties in to my subsequent point – about the left’s determination to dictate the bounds of public discourse. I very much doubt whether Andrew Lawrence or the other would-be book-banners have read a word of Raspail – and yet they’re behaving exactly as the French left do in his novel. Which suggests that, whether “racist” or not, Raspail had a shrewder grasp of them than they do of him.”
Jean Raspail (born 1925) is a French author, traveler and explorer. He is best known for his 1973 novel The Camp of the Saints, which is about mass third-world immigration to Europe.