IN the unlikely event you set eyes on a book called ‘The Camp of the Saints’, leave it where it is unless peering into your own grave appeals to you. If you are not familiar with it the reason may be found in a review by American television presenter and columnist James J. Kilpatrick:
‘The liberal reviewers killed it with ridicule or with silence. The plot was intolerable to them. Our children and grandchildren may soon discover that Jean Raspail wrote not fiction but fact. It is one of the most chilling books of this generation.’ Strong words that describe a work penned in 1973.
It tells of the swamping of
It tells of a terminally weakened Europe, infected by liberalism that lacks the will or courage to effectively repel convoys carrying a million desperate
The intention of the armada’s firebrands is to colonise
Their faith is fuelled by their belief that
Nearly a million starving, disease-ridden boat people; men, woman and children have set sail. The author describes how liberals, leftists and Christians spew out nonsense about welcoming their brothers to share in the wealth and comforts of
Today Europe’s Mediterranean Sea defences are stretched as they attempts to frustrate
This is aggravated further by thousands fleeing war-torn
Imagine arriving at your favourite beach to be confronted by the sight of hundreds of small and large craft. As they run aground the bosuns’ ladders are thrown and tens of hundreds of thousands of distressed refugees pour into your neighbourhood.
Far fetched? During nine days in 1940 338,000 allied troops, 188,000 of them British were evacuated from French beaches.
In weeks five million Germans were vacuumed up by the
If that could be done over half a century ago, crossing the
Jeffrey Hart, professor of English at
It is the story of the tragic end of European civilisation, which falls, like all great civilisations, by its own hand.