Anthony Daniels, "France's 'Submission'
," New Criterion
(February 15, 2015; a review of Michel Houellebecq's novel Soumission
He, the protagonist of Soumission, reflects that in these parts “Cro-Magnon man [once] hunted the mammoth and the reindeer; nowadays they have the choice between an Auchan and a Leclerc [two large supermarket chains], both situated in Souillac.” Bravery and excitement have given way to comfort and convenience; degeneration is the inevitable and unavoidable result.
The quotation in French:
Les hommes de Cro-Magnon chassaient le mammouth et le renne; ceux d'aujourd'hui avaient le choix entre un Auchan et un Leclerc, tous deux situés à Souillac.
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