I've never read him. I just know him as "that French bigot who looks like a burnt out roadie"...
it's a very french tradition the "provocateur"I read Platform some time ago. It was alright. A bit remiss as a humanist culture diagnose.
I think he thinks he's just the only one 'telling it like it is', the chosen one to expose all the conceit and vanity of everyday life in late capitalism, this unabashed honesty to some degree acting as pretext for saying provocative things to sell books.