Claude Lévi-Strauss – Father Christmas Burned as a Heretic

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Reading Time: 7 minutes On December 24th 1951, a group of Catholic clergymen hanged and set on fire a Father Christmas effigy in front of at least 250 children in Dijon, France. Following the incident, the late French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss wrote an article entitled “Le Père Noël supplicié” (“The tortured Father Christmas”) in the literary journal “Les Temps […]

Sexism And Wine – When Colombelle Meets Adam

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Reading Time: 3 minutes It could have been much worse for Colombelle, our sweet little white wine tasting of exotic fruit and wild flowers. Instead of meeting up with Adam, a respectable red, she could have suffered the displeasure of having to pass the best part of the evening with an Arrogant Frog.    Discrimination starts in the vineyards, […]

Why Can’t I Be A Famous Moronic YouTuber?

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Reading Time: 8 minutes I used not to mind YouTubers. Now I do. I suppose that I’m just jealous of a YouTuber who has 6 times more followers than inhabitants in the Netherlands.   The bottom line is that I’m probably jealous of every single YouTuber. How I would love to have 98,457,085 subscribers to my blog. I’ve given up […]

Notre-Dame De Paris – This Old Lady Is Not For Burning

Reading Time: 4 minutes On the night of the fire, the emotion shown by president Macron during his short television statement in front of Notre-Dame spoke louder than the cathedral’s bells, as his tears were not so far away. A part of Paris was burning, and it’s a blaze that should affect us all. It underscores the fragility of history, […]

Thierry Baudet – The Dark Apparition of The Owl Of Minerva In The Netherlands

Reading Time: 5 minutes The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk – Hegel   Elections took place in the Netherlands’ 12 provinces last month, where the voters were called to reelect the provincial councils, responsible for daily administration of the provinces. An important role of the provincial councils is the election of […]