I am simply wanting to draw attention to some of the gaps, some of what is missing when we dismiss God too brusquely. By all means we can dismiss him, but with great sympathy, nostalgia, care and thought
Houellebecq's problems with women can't be reasoned away, but in the end they are just part of his larger problem with life; he hates men even more.
Well it's the genius of the neoliberal system that we live under that we have begun to answer that question with 'the economy'. Who is this country for? It's the economy stupid, as bill clinton said. The economy is reality. Never mind neighbourliness, community, solidarity, citizenship, creativity, liberty, equality or fraternity - it's the economy stupid.
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