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Writer celebrates the American President : The useful Idiot

Where he stands politically, has long been no question of the ironic game of Hide and seek. As Michel Houellebecq, two years ago, gave his speech of thanks to the Frank-Schirrmacher-price, you could refer to him in this newspaper with a residual of good will as the igniter from the service. At the latest since he took two months ago in Brussels, the first Oswald-Spengler-price, and with the headline "Houellebecq – La grande prophétie" to the title of Nationalist abgedrifteten weekly magazine "Valeurs actuelles" showed, burning the right fire of his thinking, Harry. Also at the beginning of January in the world at the same time-appearing Roman "Sérotonine" is a pretty undisguised exercise in anti-liberal positions.

The article he has written for the January issue of "Harper's Magazine", and is therefore neither a Surprise, nor is he comes up with fundamental new insights. And yet one may read, "Donald Trump Is A Good President" just as a personal commitment. It is horrible and interesting at the same time. Worse, because Houellebecq is not the U.S. President as the "horrific Clown" serious, but with enthusiasm in front of the cart of his own visions biased. And more interesting, because it bypasses the common European outrage over the choleric boor.

Trump does not appear here, as this presents himself as a Savior of the little people, a white identity politics and a guarantor of American supremacy. He is the agent of a world order after Houellebecqs taste: the useful Idiot of a tripartite constellation, the America's Power by the growing competition from Russia and China einhegt and thereby also the impact on Europe is reduced. Meanwhile, Houellebecq sees as a small Desk hell with sardonischem Smile, like France, with all the neighbouring countries to falter and by the Brexit up to the dreamed-of Frexit re-nationalised-focused havens. "Europe does not exist", decreed it.

Trump as a necessary ordeal?

Houellebecqs Essay addresses the Americans from the perspective of a foreigner, and he ends up in the future II with the teleological promise: "In a final assessment of Donald Trump will be, perhaps, been a necessary ordeal for you." Sneaky extra: "And you shall always be as welcome tourists." Vive la France.

The designs contain a lot of stupid stuff that could easily pry out. It is a bad joke to elect, Switzerland is the only democracy on this earth. And there can be no question of the States of Eastern Europe would not remember their Communist past. Hungary's illiberal democracy is defined almost by its dual front position against the dictatorial systems of the 20th century. Century: in Particular, the Stalinism is for the Orbán government to a negative Foundation myth, as him to Auschwitz for the Federal Republic of Germany.

Although happy to cronyism and monkey see, monkey do be beat, however, other preconditions for the "cancer of populism" in Austria, Italy or Sweden, how you handle Houellebecq under the snide, corkscrew return to this "center-left terminology of" round-out denies. But just as he pulls the trump card of Europe allegedly to be Islamophobia.

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Michel Houellebecq The igniter from the service

Gregor Dotzauer

The predominant tone is mockingly satirical. Only one should not overestimate the distance that this creates between Say and think. If Houellebecq Trump praises as a peace friend, is the fail in a wise recognition of military interventions, and even North Korea's President for a reason, take that, Willy-nilly, to be taken literally. Perhaps the really Shocking this inverted Declaration of love. The playful provocations of the past, and a few meetings in the case of a self-righteous Left have become always in the Red, vile reality. After all, you can now deal openly with you.

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