You Should Hate It When Your Friends Become Successful

“’Between Michel [Houellebecq] getting the Goncourt and Virginie Despentes winning le Renaudot,’ [Frédéric] Beigbeder exclaims, ‘a whole generation — our generation — has finally won!’ There’s a brief silence, and we must all think the same thing without saying it: If we’ve won and there’s nothing to fight for, it’s probably downhill from here.”
— Yes, après succès, now comes the… dénouement. Let’s all buckle down for the entertaining dissolution of France’s formerly striving and now-entrenched weirdo intellectual class!