Andrew Hussey

Aux Armes!

Time for Outrage!

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The most unlikely bestseller in France last year was not the winner of the Prix Goncourt by the nihilist Michel Houellebecq nor indeed something by the usual literary heavyweights. Most intriguingly, it was not really a book at all but rather an old-fashioned sort of pamphlet entitled Indignez-Vous!, which, priced at three Euros, sold an unprecedented 650,000 copies in a few months.

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