13 Jun 2020

Jean Raspail, 5 July 1926 — 13 June 2020


Jean Raspail is best known in the United States for The Camp of the Saints (1973), a dystopian novel predicting Europe being overwhelmed by massive Third World immigration.

He was philosophically a Catholic traditionalist, whose novels were written in explicit opposition to both Liberalism and Communism.

Despite his literary stature, he was denied membership in the French Academy in 2000.


Louis de Bourbon, Duc d’Anjou, Legitimate heir to the throne of France, writes:

    C’est avec une grande émotion que j’apprends le rappel à Dieu de Jean Raspail. Fidèle jusqu’au bout à l’Eglise et à la France.

    Sa personnalité et son panache nous manqueront.

    Que le Père éternel le reçoive auprès de lui et qu’il rejoigne tous les preux qui ont contribué à la gloire et à l’honneur de notre chère Patrie.


    It is with deep emotion that I commend to God the soul of Jean Raspail. Faithful to the end to the Church and to France.

    We will miss his personality and panache.

    May the eternal Father receive him and unite him with all the brave who have contributed to the glory and honor of our dear fatherland.

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I read “The Camp of the Saints” (in English) a few years back. A well told tale, but it seemed improbable that all of Europe would sit by and do nothing while being invaded by swarms of illegal immigrants. Then, the story was enacted in real life before my eyes. Quite surreal.
RIP, Mr. Raspail.

Fusil Darne

My gut reaction is that anyone denied membership in the French Academy, circa 2000, is likely worth a second read. From where we stand today, we conclude this man was truly visionary, a term used much more than it should be.


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