The Camp of the Sane and The Camp of the Saints — A Book Review

The Camp of the Sane and The Camp of the Saints — A Book Review

by Fjordman

It is not every day that you come across a book dedicated to the continued survival of an entire civilization. Yet the author Max Denken has written just such a text. He has previously written under the pen name Takuan Seiyo for dissident online publications such as Gates of Vienna, The Brussels Journal, The New English Review, Quarterly Review, Takimag and others. His well-written and carefully researched book about the future of European civilization is called The Camp of the Sane and The Camp of the Saints: Poland and the erosion of Western sanity, 2015—2020.

The title is a reference to The Camp of the Saints (“Le Camp des Saints”), a novel from 1973 by the French author Jean Raspail. It predicted a Third World mass invasion of Europe, causing the downfall of Western civilization. This process was compressed in time so that what might take fifty years in real life took fifty days in the book. In addition, the bulk of illegal immigrants in the novel came from India. Today, while immigration to Europe comes from every corner of the planet, much of it comes from the Islamic world and Africa.

Apart from that, the novel was remarkably prescient in describing the dysfunctional mindset of the modern Western world. We have become so wedded to unsustainable humanitarian ideals that we are mentally incapable of defending our national existence. When faced with millions of people coming from the global South, we simply raise a white flag and say that they are welcome to colonize our countries. At least, that is what our leaders and mass media do. The EU and Pope Francis react to illegal mass migration in the Mediterranean in almost exactly the manner described in Raspail’s book decades earlier. Europe risks committing suicide because of abstract humanitarian ideals and a Globalist ideology of open borders.

6 comments on The Camp of the Sane and The Camp of the Saints — A Book Review

  1. Thank you for the kind review. The book took five years to write and self-publish. I knew going in that it would cost me hundreds of thousands of $ not so much in cash outlays but in alternative opportunity costs without any hope of recouping. I wrote it just to repay my debt to my parents and other ancestors, my European-origin people wherever they may live, and my suiciding Western Civilization. I hope therefore not for more of the paltry income from book sales but for more reading eyes. Good reviews help.

    1. What a delightful surprise to see your comments on my website / blog. A friend of mine, James Ryder, bought for me a signed copy of your book and it exceeded my highest expectations on so many levels as I read each chapter. Thank you for authoring such a masterpiece and sharing it with the world.

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