Reconquest! Eric Zemmour’s party, settles accounts in bookstores
After failing to gain voter support, Eric Zemmour’s presidential candidacy (Reconquête!) makes the publishing sector work: Three books released simultaneously tell the behind-the-scenes of a candidacy that rake the campaign before turning into a flash in the pan (7.07% of the vote, then 4.2% in the legislative elections). Absent a thrilling reveal, it emerges from their reading of Eric Zemmour’s refusal to break away from his strategy of encroachment and his inability to understand the country’s moods—or at least respond to them. The inability, essentially, to pierce the intoxicating bubble of a campaign that excited the media and a slew of radical activists, but ended in shortness of breath after the invasion of Ukraine.
In the end, the testimonies of Eric Zemmour’s two war raiders, the “yellow vest” Jacqueline Moreau and the European MP Jérôme Rivière, portray a reclusive man, isolated in the bourgeoisie of Paris but convinced that he is the only one who can save France from a shipwreck. Much of the blame rests with Sarah Knafu, the candidate’s companion and senior advisor who is accused of committing the crime “grab power” on him. The young woman is the obsession of the former leader of the “yellow vests”, almost ill (Jacqueline who?books, 216 pages, 19 euros), which she compares respectively with Geppetto (the puppeteer of Pinocchio), Madame de Montespan (favorite of Louis XIV) and Claire Underwood (the heroine of the political series) house of cardsalong with her husband, Frank).
Like Jérôme Rivière, he is credited with the loneliness of Eric Zemmour, who became the arbiter of the advice of the supporters he craved. “Eric Zemmour’s intellectual intelligence was shattered by his ignorance of popular truths”Jacqueline Moreau’s slide, exposing this angry rise of the far-right polemic, to all its supporters: “People’s France is illiterate!” The author of the preface, writer Michel Onfray, tempted for some time by Zamorian’s candidacy, offers a scathing diagnosis of the adventure: “Great things are never done without people – certainly not against or in spite of them.”
Most interesting, for its nuance and analysis of the various incarnations of the alt-right, is the story of Jerome Rivière (honking? OK then !, Mr. Dr. Du Rocher, 200 pages, 16.90 euros) pays homage to Marine Le Pen, Abandoned in the middle of the presidential campaign, Note Eric Zemmour’s shortcomings. “This deep contempt, this funerary burial against the Navy will be one of the main fuels for its future crossing of the Rubicon River.”believes MEP elected under the colors of the National Assembly. This certainty must blind her when confronted… For if Marin does not have Eric’s culture, on the other hand she is an exceptional political animal. That Zemur, he will not be able to become. » The former deputy of the Union for the Popular Movement believes that the candidate’s lack of interest in human dough doubled internal tensions and strategic mistakes: according to him, Eric Zemmour sought to infringe as much as possible, following Trump’s example, without gauging what that would say about him. humanity.
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