Mark Lilla, "The strangely conservative French," The New York review of books 62, no. 16 (October 22, 2015): 51 (50-52).
Thursday, December 10, 2015
"The strangely conservative French"
"the French have never gotten over killing God during the Enlightenment, and cope with it in one of two ways: by ritually reenacting the murder through radical atheism, or by searching for something to fill the now empty tabernacle."