France

Rémi Brague

Rémi Brague
Rémi Brague (born 8 September 1947) is a French historian of philosophy, specializing in the Arabic, Jewish, and Christian thought of the Middle Ages.

Renaud Camus

Renaud Camus
Jean Renaud Gabriel Camus (/kæˈmuː/; French: [ʁəno kamy]; born 10 August 1946) is a French writer and novelist. He is known for the theory of the "Great Replacement", a conspiracy theory that claims a global elite is colluding against the white population of Europe to replace them with non-European peoples.

Pascal Bruckner

Pascal Bruckner
Bruckner's polemic stance against the ethnocentric nature of some discourses of multiculturalism has kindled an international debate.

Hilaire Belloc

Hilaire Belloc
Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc was an Anglo-French writer and historian who became a naturalised British subject in 1902. He was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. He was known as a writer, orator, poet, satirist, man of letters, and political activist. He is most notable for his Catholic faith, which had a strong impact on most of his works and his writing collaboration with G.K. Chesterton. He was President of the Oxford Union and later MP for Salford from 1906 to 1910. He was a noted disputant, with a number of long-running feuds, but also widely regarded as a humane and sympathetic man.

Michel Houellebecq

Michel Houellebecq
Michel Houellebecq (b. 1956 in Saint-Pierre, Réunion) is a French author and filmmaker. After his first book on Lovecraft, entitled H. P. Lovecraft : Contre le monde, contre la vie / "H. P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life" (Éditions du Rocher, 1991) and his first novel, Extension du domaine de la lute / "Whatever" (Éditions Maurice Nadeau, 1994), he shot to fame with Les Particules élémentaires / "Atomised" (Flammarion 1998): "A novel which hunts big game while others settle for shooting rabbits", as Julian Barnes writes in his blurb, it won the 1998 Prix Novembre.

Pierre Berthoud

Pierre Berthoud
Professor Pierre Berthoud taught biblical languages at the Free Evangelical Seminary of Vaux-sur-Seine (1969-1971). From 1971 to 1975, he worked with Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer, head of the study centre, l’Abri Fellowship in Huémoz (Switzerland). He participated in the French translation of several of F. Schaeffer’s books.

Jean Gimpel

Jean Gimpel
Jean Gimpel is the son of the well-known art dealer René Gimpel and nephew of the incomparable Duveen. Since 1948 he has not permitted a work of art to enter his house. Jean Gimpel is the author of The Cathedral Builders, which was translated into half a dozen languages.

Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau
Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau was a French poet, writer, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker. Cocteau is best known for his novel Les Enfants Terribles, and the films The Blood of a Poet, Les Parents Terribles, Beauty and the Beast and Orpheus.

Jacques Maritain

Jacques Maritain
Jacques Maritain was born in 1882 to a French Protestant family. A year later, Raïssa Oumansouff was born into a Jewish family in Russia. The two met in Paris as university students where both were chiefly interested in science and philosophy. Raïssa and Jacques married in 1904. Their love for each other did not prevent them from making a pact to commit suicide if they had not, within a year, discovered the meaning of life and existence. The lectures of Henri Bergson, but more importantly the influence of Léon Bloy, helped them find the answers they sought. They were converted to Roman Catholicism, entering the Church with Raïssa's sister Vera, in 1906.

Charles Édouard Guillaume

Croix de l'Ordere de St-Olaf de Norvége
Charles-Edouard Guillaume
Colleague of Kristian Birkeland whose multitude of honors included the Croix de l'Ordere de St-Olaf de Norvége. Guillaime spent his distinguished career at the Observatoire de Paris—Section de Meudon where he became reknowned for his thermo measurements. Guillaume was the first to determine the correct temperature of space.