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Here are 7 things to know about Bill Maher’s dating life. 1. He dated a former Playboy model. ... Ann Coulter. Apparently, rumors have swirled for years that because the two are good friends ... Judging by Coulter's reaction, we'd say she definitely wasn't expecting it. 'Could you ever imagine dating Bill Maher?' Coulter, laughing and looking around the room, appeared extremely awkward. Bill Maher has had encounters with Aubrie Lemon (2006), Coco Johnsen (2003 - 2004), Ann Coulter (2002), Thi Lieu (2001) and Amber Smith (1995). About Bill Maher is a 64 year old American Talk Show Host. Bill Maher and Ann Coulter had an encounter in Apr 2002. About. Bill Maher is a 64 year old American Talk Show Host. Born William Maher Jr. on 20th January, 1956 in New York City, New York, United States, he is famous for `Politically Incorrect`, `Real Time`. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. Ann Coulter is a 58 year old American Pundit. Born Ann ... Who is Bill Maher dating? Bill Maher is currently dating Anjulie Persaud. The couple started dating in 2015 and have been together for around 5 years, 8 months, and 9 days. The American TV Show Host was born in New York City, NY on January 20, 1956. Outspoken comedian and host of the HBO political panel show Real Time with Bill Maher. This list features Bill Maher's ex-girlfriends along with additional information about them, such as when they were born and what their profession is. These women come in all shapes and sizes, but what they all have in common is that they're all women who Bill Maher has either dated or canoodled with.

Help fact-checking a list of well known Childfree people

2020.06.04 17:08 ChildfreeFamily Help fact-checking a list of well known Childfree people

I'm compiling a list of childfree people for a blog. I have found a few lists online (which have been helpful). But in some cases they were not up-to-date. A person may have had children since being added to their list (example: I had to remove George Clooney who appeared on a number of lists). Or there might be some people missing who should be on the list.
If you have a moment to scan the list and let me know of any other errors or omissions it would be appreciated.
It has been fun working on this list. A few people on it surprised me. Thanks again for any help.
\Edit for clarification: the term "childfree", in the sense of this list, will be in regards to people who never had a child from a live birth, fostered a child, adopted a child, or was a step-parent.*

Herbert Samuel Adams – Sculptor
Charles Addams – Cartoonist (The New Yorker)
Jane Addams - Social Worker, Political Activist, Co-Founder of the ACLU, & Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Nancy Addison – Actress
Louisa May Alcott – Author
Cynthia May Westover Alden – Author, Philanthropist
Grover Cleveland Alexander – Baseball Player
Suzy Allegra – Author
Marty Allen – Comedian
John Murray Anderson – Musical Theatre Producer
Laurie Anderson – Performance Artist
Marian Anderson – Concert Singer
Louis Andriessen – Composer
Jennifer Aniston – Actress
Susan B. Anthony – Womans’ Suffragist
Samuel Appleton – Politician, Philanthropist
Geoffrey Arend - Actor
Louis Armstrong – Musician (Contested: The Louis Armstrong Museum states he had no children, but in 2012 Sharon Preston-Folta has claimed to be his daughter from Lucille “Sweets” Preston, a dancer at the New York Cotton Club)
Boris Artzybasheff – Artist
Dorothy Arzner – Film Director
Dr. Robert C. Atkins – Diet Doctor, Author, Creator of the Atkins Diet
V.C. Andrews – Author
Jane Austen – Author
Max Baer Jr. – Actor
Francis Bacon – Politician, Philosopher, Scientist
Florence Bailey – Author, Naturalist, Ornithologist
Tallulah Bankhead – Actress
Abdullah al-Baradouni – Yemeni Poet
Bob Barker – Game Show Host
Joe Barr – Canadian Politician
Lynda Barry – Cartoonist
Clara Barton - Nurse, Humanitarian, Founder and First President of the American Red Cross
Kathy Bates – Actress
Jaya Battacharya – Actress
King Baudouin – King of Belgium
Samuel Beckett – Author, Playwright, Poet
Ludwig Van Beethoven – Composer
Joe Besser – Actor
Isabella Bird – Author
Jacqueline Bisset – Actress
Lewis Black – Comedian
Eubie Blake – Musician, Composer
William Blake – Artist
Brenda Blethyn – Actress
Marc Blitzstein – Composer, Dramatist
Baroness Karen Blixen – Author
Rosa Bonheur – French Painter and Sculptor
Pierre Bonnard – Artist
William Edgar Borah – Politician
Lara Flynn Boyle – Actress
Georges Brassens – Singer
Alison Brie – Actress
Joe Bob Briggs aka John Bloom – Author, Movie Critic
Raymond Briggs – Children’s Book Author
Poppy Z. Brite – Author
Anne Bronte – Author
Louise Brooks – Actress
Helen Gurley Brown – Feminist, Editor
Reno Browne – Actress, Equestrian
Delta Burke – Actress
Kathy Burke - Actress, Comedian
James Buchanan – 15th U.S. President
Pat Buchanan – Politician, Presidential Candidate
James Burke – Creator of the PBS Series “Connections”, Scientific American columnist
Raymond Burr – Actor
Caryl Lee Burroughs – Hollywood Animal Trainer
Leo Buscaglia – Author
Brett Butler – Actress, Comedian
Julia Cameron – Director
Phyllis Carlyle – Film Producer
Dora Carrington – Bloomsbury Artist
Laura Carroll – Author
Mary Casatt – Artist
Roger Casement – Irish Patriot
Nina Cassian – Poet
Barbara Castle – British Politician
Kim Cattrall – Actress
Mary Chapin Carpenter – Singer, Songwriter
Rosamond Halsey Carr – Founder of Rwanda’s Imbabazi Orphanage, Author, Fashion Designer
Richard Chamberlain – Actor
Coco Chanel – Fashion Designer (Contested: Following her elder sister’s suicide, she looked after her son)
Stockard Channing – Actress
RuPaul Andre Charles - Drag Performer, TV Personality
Judy Chicago – Artist
Margaret Cho – Comedian
Julia Child – Professional Chef, Cookbook Author
Helen Clark – New Zealand Prime Minister
Patricia Clarkson – Actress
Dorothy Clewes – Children’s Book Author
Imogene Coca – Actress
Claudette Colbert – Actress
Billy Collins – U.S. Poet Laureate
C. Collodi – Author
William Conrad – Actor
Frances Conroy – Actress
Storm Constantine – Fantasy Writer
Jill Ker Conway – Author, first woman President of Smith College
Anne Cool – Canadian Senator
Pat Coombs – Actress
Copernicus – Scientist
John Corbett – Actor
Joseph Cornell – Artist and Creator of the Cornell Box
Ann Coulter – Political Commentator
Alec Sadler Craig – Australian Politician, Philanthropist
Quentin Crisp – Author, Actor
Tim Curry – Actor
Charlotte Curtis – First woman on the masthead of The New York Times
Patrika Darbo – Actress
Simone de Beauvoir – Author
Mahmoud Darwish – Palestinian Poet
Leonardo Da Vinci – Artist
Gray Davis – Governor of California
Ellen Degeneres – Comedian
Jeffery Deaver – Author
Eugene Victor Debs – Activist
Bessie and Sadie Delaney – Authors
Dana Delany – Actress
Don DeLillo – Author
Del Rubio Triplets – Musical Group
Bo Derek – Actress
Rene Descartes – Philosopher
Portia De Rossi – Actress
Emily Dickinson – Poet
Benjamin Disraeli – Politician, Author
Steve Ditko – Cartoonist, co-creator of the Spider-Man Comics
Dorothea Dix – Educator, writer, philanthropist
Hannah Dobryn – Author
Tamara Dobson – Actress
Richard Donner – Film Director
Lauren Shuler Donner – Film Producer
Lizzie Douglas aka Memphis Minnie- Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Marjory Stoneman Douglas – Environmentalist, Founder of Friends of the Everglades
Maureen Dowd – Columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner
Sir George Downing – Founder of Downing College, Cambridge, England
Gabriel Dumont – Native American Tribal Leader
Lena Dunham - Actress, Director, Producer
Francis Drake – Explorer
Fran Drescher – Actress
Esther Dyson – Author, Internet Expert
Amelia Earhart – Aviator
Deborah Eisenberg – Author
Liubov Egorova – Dancer
Anita Ekberg – Actress
T.S. Eliot – Poet
Havelock Ellis – Psychologist, Author
Tracee Ellis Ross – Actress
Harlan Ellison – Author
Elizabeth I – Queen of England
Joan Elm – Canadian Politician, Community Activist
Bonnie Erbé – PBS Commentator and Columnist
Dame Edith Evans – British Film and Stage Actress
Linda Evans – Actress
Rupert Everett – Actor
Anne Ewers – CEO of the Utah Symphony & Opera
Jane Fallon – Author
Chow Yun-Fat – Actor
Barbara Feldon – Actress
Pamelyn Ferdin – Actress
Ralph Fiennes – Actor
Lynn Fontanne – Actress
Margot Fonteyn – British Ballerina
Juliana Rieser Force – Whitney Museum Director
Richard Ford – Author, Editor of Granta
Margaretta Forten – Abolitionist
Dian Fossey – Anthropologist
Janet Frame – Poet
Felix Frankfurter – Supreme Court Justice
Tanya Franks – Actress
William Frawley – Actor
Frank Frazetta – Artist
Alice Freeman – First woman to be President of a liberal arts college, (Wellesley), helped establish the University of Chicago.
Elsie Freund – Artist, Jewelry Designer
Louis Freund – Artist
Robert Fripp – Composer, Musician
Stephen Fry - Actor, Comedian
Eva Gabor – Actress
Magda Gabor – Actress
Maxwell Gage – Noted New Zealand Geologist
Diamanda Galas – Singer
Tess Gallagher – Author
Paul William Gallico – Author
Janeane Garofalo – Actress, Comedian
Greta Garbo – Actress
Ava Gardner – Actress
Henry Garfiled aka Henry Rollins - Musician (Black Flag, Rollins Band)
Greer Garson – Actress
Gloria Gaynor – Singer
Anthony Geary – Soap Opera Actor
Ricky Gervais – Comedian
William Schwenck Gilbert – Composer for Gilbert & Sullivan
Althea Gibson – Athlete
Dorothy Gish – Actress
Lillian Gish – Actress
Katharine Bruce Glasier – Author
Susan Glaspell – Playwright
Sharon Gless – Actress
Crispin Glover – Actor
Christoph Willibald Gluck – Composer
Paulette Goddard – Actress
Robert Hutchings Goddard – Physicist
Kurt Godel – Author
Alexander Godunov – Actor, Dancer
Stephen Goldin – Author
Emma Goldman – Activist, Feminist
Valeria Golino – Actress
Jan Goodwin – Author, Travel Writer
Edward Gorey – Artist
Lotte Goslar – Dancer
Lauren Graham - Actress (Contested - Her long-term partner has a child.)
Martha Graham – Choreographer
Cecil Green – Former CEO of Texas Instruments, Philanthropist
Johnny Green – Musician
Gael Greene – Food Critic, Author
Baroness Susan Greenfield – Director of the Royal Institution, Professor of Synaptic Pharmacology at Oxford University, Neurologist
John Robert Gregg – Inventor of the Gregg Shorthand Method, Publisher
Joyce Grenfell – British Actress
Nanci Griffith – Singer, Songwriter
Martha Griffiths – First Female Michigan Lieutenant Governor
Terry Gross – NPR Host
James Grout – Actor
Mabel Dole Haden – Former President of NABWA
Catherine Hakim – British Sociologist
Daryl Hall – Singer, Musician (Hall & Oates)
Jon Hamm - Actor
Celia Hammond – Former Model and Animal Activist
Lionel Hampton – Musician
Georg Friedrich Handel – Composer
Chelsea Handler - Comedian
Howard Harold Hanson – Pulitzer-Prize Winning Composer
Setsuko Hara – Japanese Actress
Warren Gamaliel Harding – 29th U.S. President
E Chambré Hardman – Photographer
Jean Harlow - Actress
Debbie Harry – Singer (Blondie)
Alex Heard – Author
Sir Edward Heath - Politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Susan Helms – Astronaut
Christina Hendricks - Actress, Model
Adrian Henri – Poet, Painter
Marguerite Henry – Children’s Book Author
Katherine Hepburn – Actress
Milton S. Hershey – Founder of the Hershey Chocolate Company
Lorena Hickok – AP Political Reporter
Taiko Hirabayashi – Author
Nicole Hollander – Cartoonist
Thelma Holt – Actress, Theatre Producer
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. – Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (USA)
Grace Murray Hopper – Computer Scientist
Rima Horton - Politician
Soad Hosni – Egyptian Actress
Lila Kedrova Howard – Actress
Mick Hucknall – Singer
Howard Hughes - American Business Magnate, Investor, Pilot, Engineer, Film Director, Philanthropist
Bonnie Hunt – Actress
Kristin Hunter – Children’s Book Author
Lauren Hutton – Actress, Model
Patricia Ireland – President of the National Organization for Women, NOW
George J. Irbe – Creator of the Great Lakes water temperature climatology
John A. “Jack” Jackson – Philanthropist, Oilman
Tove Jansson – Children’s Book Author
Randall Jarrell – Poet
Anna Jarvis – the “Founder of Mother’s Day”
Joan of Arc – Christian Saint
Jack Johnson – First African-American to win the heavyweight boxing championship of the world.
Margaret Johnston – Actress
Martin and Osa Johnson – Authors, Photographers, explorers, and naturalists.
Richard Mentor Johnson – U.S. Vice-President
Samuel Johnson – Author, Editor
William Hugh Johnston – Labor Leader
Carolyn Jones – Actress
Renee Jones – Actress
Spike Jonze – Film Director
Ashley Judd – Actress, Activist
Madeline Kahn – Actress
Immanuel Kant – Philosopher
Julie Kavner – Actress
Nikos Kazantzakis – Author
Odette Keene – Musician
Helen Keller – Author
Joyce Kennard – Judge
Joe Kernan – Politician
Maynard Keynes – Economist, Founder of the Vic-Wells Ballet, Financed the Arts Theatre in Cambridge, England
King Louis XVI – King of France
William Lyon MacKenzie King – Former Canadian Prime Minister
William Rufus King – U.S. Vice-President
Robert Kiyosaki – Author
Caroline Knapp – Author
Aleksandra Kollontai – Author
Dean Koontz – Author
Tadeusz Kościuszko – Polish Patriot
Jerzy Kosinski – Author
Jonathan Kozol – Author, Activist
Lee Krasner – Artist
Albert Kroc – Co-Developer of McDonald’s Fast Food Chain
Henry Richardson Labouisse – Diplomat, Former Head of UNICEF
Karl Lagerfeld - Fashion Designer
Princess Lakshmi – Indian Princess
Elsa Lanchester – Actress
Philip Larkin – Author, Poet
Charles Laughton – Actor, Director
Dan Lauria – Actor
Frank John Lausche – Politician
Tom Lehrer – Singer, Musician
Jay Leno – TV Host
Richard Lewis – Comedian
Lyn Lifshin – Poet
Queen Liliuokalani – Queen of Hawaii
Siân Lloyd – Weather Broadcaster
Carole Lombard – Actress
Jack Lord – Actor
Pauline Lord – Actress
Patty Loveless – Singer
Alfred Lunt – Actor
John Lyon – Philanthropist, Regarded as the Founder of The Great Public School Of Harrow
Rose McClendon – Actress
Robert McCormick – Former Owner of the Chicago Tribune
Mary Jackson McCrorey – Politician, Activist
Hattie McDaniel – Actress
Roddy McDowall – Actor, Photographer
Odd McIntyre – Newspaper Columnist
Ian McKellen – Actor
Kristy McNichol – Actress
Janet McTeer – Actress
Christine McVie – Singer, Songwriter (Fleetwood Mac)
Dora Maar – Photographer
René Magritte – Artist
Bill Maher – TV Personality
Katherine Mansfield – Author
Shirley Manson – Singer
Vito Anthony Marcantonio – Politician
Francesca Marciano – Actress
Miriam Margoyles – Actress
Mary Ellen Mark – Award-Winning Photographer
William III & Mary II of England – King & Queen of England, Ireland, and Scotland
Bobbie Ann Mason – Children’s Book Author
Mari Matsunaga – Creator of i-mode, Named One of the Top 25 Tech Women of the Web
Theresa May - Politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Giuseppe Mazzini – Italian Patriot
Fradique de Menezes – President of Sao Tome and Principe
Melina Mercouri – Greek Actress
Freddie Mercury – Musician
Angela Merkel – German Chancellor
George Michael – Musician
Oscar Micheaux – Film Director, Producer, Author
Edna St. Vincent Millay – Poet
Alley Mills – Actress
Brenda Milner – Renowned Professor of Neuro-Psychology: Mcgill’s Faculty Of Medicine And At The Montreal Neurological Institute
Kylie Minogue - Singer
Helen Mirren – Actress
Margaret Mitchell – Author
Eugenio Montale – Nobel Prize Winner, Poet, Author, Editor, Translator
Vicki Moore – Spanish Animal Rights Philanthropist
John Morgan – Founder of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and Medical Director of the Continental Army
Lady Morgan (Sydney Owenson) – Author
Morrissey – Musician
Rob Morse – Columnist (San Francisco Chronicle)
Marjorie “Mo” Mowlam – Britain’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
John Mulaney – Comedian
Annamarie Tendler Mulaney – Artist
Diana Muldaur – Actress
Megan Mullally - Actress
Ona Munson – Actress
Haruki Murakami – Author
Iris Murdoch – Author
Mikayil Mushfig – Poet
Modest Mussorgsky – Composer
Kanagarajah Muthiah – Tamil Activist
Ralph Nader – Activist
Taslima Nasrin – Author
Alla Nazimova – Actress
Noel Neill – Actress
Bebe Neuwirth – Actress
Sir Isaac Newton – Scientist
Stevie Nicks – Singer (Fleetwood Mac)
Friedrich Nietzsche – Philosopher
Florence Nightingale – Nurse
Ursula Nordstrom – Children’s Book Editor
Jessye Norman – Opera Singer
Kim Novak – Actress
Rudolph Nureyev – Dancer
Anita O’Day – Jazz Singer
Georgia O’Keeffe – Artist
Frederick D. O’Neal – Actor, Playwright
Joyce Carol Oates – Author
Nick Offerman - Actor
Sandra Oh - Actress
Claire Parker – Director, Animator
Dorothy Parker – Author
Suzanne-Lori Parks – Playwright
Rosa Parks – Activist
Dolly Parton – Singer, Actress
Julia Pascal – Playwright
Ann Patchett – Author
Alicia Patterson – Editor
Wolfgang Pauli – Physicist
Linus Pauling – Winner of Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Peace
Sarah Paulson – Actress
Michelle Paver – Author
Anna Pavlova – Dancer
Molly Peacock – Poet, President Emerita of the Poetry Society of America
Minnie Pearl – Singer
Samuel Pepys – Author
Matthew Perry - Actor
Bernadette Peters – Actress
Jean Peters - Actress
Arthur Phillip – First British Administrator Sent to Australia
Wendell Phillips – Orator and Reformer
William Phillips – Co-founder and Editor of Partisan Review , Writer, Critic
Marge Piercy – Author, Poet
Plato – Philosopher
Martha Plimpton - Actress
Edgar Allan Poe – Author
Jackson Pollock – Artist
Katherine Ann Porter – Author
Parker Posey – Actress
Beatrix Potter – Children’s Book Author
Charles Edward Potter – Politician, Philanthropist, Administrator of the Cheboygan County Bureau of Social Aid
Joyce Purnick – Former New York Times Metro Editor, Journalist
Edna Purviance – Silent Movie Actress
Colin Quinn – Comedian
Robin Quivers – Radio Host
Raffi – Children’s Musician
Bonnie Raitt – Singer, Songwriter
Joey Ramone – Musician
Ayn Rand – Writer, Philosopher, Author
A. Philip Randolph – Politician
Jeanette Rankin – 1st Female US Representative
Man Ray – Artist
Rachel Ray – Celebrity Chef
Lou Reed – Singer, Musician
George Reeves – Actor
Frances Reid – Actress
Leni Riefenstahl – Filmmaker
Janet Reno – Former U.S. Attorney-General
Judith Resnick – Astronaut
Jennifer Rhodes – Actress
Condoleezza Rice – National Security Advisor
Cliff Richards – Musician
Miranda Richardson – Actress
Alan Rickman – Actor, Director
Elizabeth Riddell – Journalist
Sally Ride – First American Female Astronaut
Bridget Riley – Artist
John Ringling – Founder of Ringling Brothers Circus
Mary Roach - Author
Morgan Andrew Robertson – Author
Debbie Rochon – Actress
Norman Perceval Rockwell – Illustrator
Eric Rohmann – Author, Winner of the 2003 Caldecott Medal for Best Illustrated Children’s Book
Ginger Rogers – Actress
Richard Roeper – Film Reviewer, Chicago Sun-Times
Wilhelm Rontgen – Awarded the first Nobel Prize for Physics in 1901, discoverer of X-Rays
William Bruce Rose Jr. aka Axl Rose - Musician (Guns N' Roses)
Mickey Rourke – Actor, Boxer
Patricia Routledge – Actress
Joan Ruddock – Activist
John Ruskin – Author
Winona Ryder – Actress
Yves Saint-Laurent - Fashion Designer
Dr. Lee Salk – Child Psychologist
Renu Saluja – Indian Film Editor
Diana Sands – Actress
Aligi Sassu – Artist
John Sayles – Director
Jean-Paul Sartre – Existential Philosopher
Diane Sawyer – TV News Anchor
Rosika Schwimmer – Author, Activist
Ed and Thelma Schoenberger – Co-founders of the Indiana Flower & Patio Show
Ellen Browning Scripps – Newspaper Columnist, Philanthropist
Joel Schumacher – Film Director
Maurice Sendak – Children’s Book Author
George Bernard Shaw – Playwright
Lionel Shriver – Author
Sarah Silverman – Comedian, Actress
Michael Sinelnikoff – Actor
Siouxsie – Singer, Musician (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
Robert Smith – Singer, Musician (The Cure)
David Shogren – Bassist (Doobie Brothers)
Betty Smith – Author
Dodie Smith – Playwright, Author of The Hundred and One Dalmatians
Gladys Louise Smith aka Mary Pickford - Actress, Producer, Screenwriter, Businesswoman
Howard Worth Smith – Politician
Kate Smith – Singer
Lemony Snicket (Real Name: Daniel Handler) – Children’s Book Author
David Souter – Supreme Court Justice
Jill St. John – Actress
Mabel Stark – Female Tiger Trainer
Gertrude Stein – Author, Patron of the Arts
Victor Strauss – WWII Journalist
Gloria Steinem – Activist, Writer
Maria W. Stewart – Author, Activist
Lily Strickland – Composer, Writer, Artist
Patrick Swayze – Actor
Loretta Swit – Actress
Henrietta Szold – Holocaust Heroine
Wislawa Szymborska – Nobel Prize Winning Poet
Amy Tan - Writer, Author
Sara Teasdale – Poet
Toni Tennille – Singer (Captain and Tennille)
Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma – French-Spanish Political Activist and Academic
Nikola Tesla – Scientist, Inventor
Theodora – Empress and wife of Justinian I
Susanna Thompson – Actress
Georgianne Thon – Actress
M. Carey Thomas – President of Bryn Mawr College
Willie Mae Thornton – Singer, Songwriter
Jennifer Tilly – Actress
Wendy Tokunaga – Author
Lily Tomlin – Actress, Playwright
Ann Turkel – Model
Randy Travis – Singer
Edward Tylor – Anthropologist
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2017.04.26 15:28 Crumb-Crumb Ce Monstre Anonyme, L'homme de la rue (Mondiplo, Abo, texte) - UnpeudeLecture

«Ce monstre anonyme, l’homme de la rue » Alors que le populisme de droite qu’incarne M. Donald Trump a pris le pouvoir aux États-Unis, une vague de mépris des classes populaires, qui auraient mal voté, monte chez les démocrates. Des militants démoralisés par leur débâcle à l’élection présidentielle de 2016 pansent leurs plaies en se berçant de l’illusion de leur supériorité. Sans toujours le savoir, ils ravivent ainsi une vieille idée.
Le populisme transcende les divisions idéologiques traditionnelles (1). Tandis que le nationalisme anti-immigration de M. Donald Trump montait à l’assaut du Parti républicain et de la Maison Blanche, à gauche, M. Bernie Sanders mobilisait les travailleurs avec des remèdes inspirés du Parti du peuple (People’s Party), qui émergea à la fin du XIXe siècle en réaction à l’emprise des banques et des industriels : nationalisation de l’éducation supérieure et de l’accès à la santé, mais aussi inversion des inégalités devant l’impôt. De l’autre côté de l’Atlantique, le vote du « Brexit », propulsé par le Parti pour l’indépendance du Royaume-Uni (Ukip), un mouvement de droite nationaliste hostile à la mondialisation, se déroulait au moment où M. Jeremy Corbyn rejetait l’orthodoxie néolibérale du New Labour, qui ronge le cœur de la gauche britannique depuis l’époque de M. Anthony Blair.
On aurait pu croire que les forces démocrates, dépitées par leur débâcle, adopteraient un populisme économique de gauche pour lutter contre le populisme de droite, agressif et xénophobe. Il n’en est rien. Certains progressistes manifestent au contraire une allergie croissante aux gens ordinaires. William « Bill » Maher, éditorialiste sur la chaîne HBO, en offre un bon exemple : avant l’élection, lors d’un entretien avec la porte-parole de M. Trump, Mme Kellyanne Conway, il déclarait l’air de rien que le magnat de l’immobilier gagnait le soutien du peuple parce que « les gens sont idiots ». Tonalité identique dans la revue Foreign Policy, qui publiait en juin 2016 un article au titre éloquent : « Il est temps pour les élites de s’élever contre les masses ignorantes ».
Ces cris du cœur ont le mérite de l’honnêteté, mais pas celui de l’originalité. La droite fut longtemps aussi encline à la hargne misanthrope que la gauche l’est actuellement. Avant que les partisans de M. Trump n’adoptent la rhétorique populiste de M. Tout-le-monde, rappelant parfois les harangues des syndicalistes qu’ils ont combattus pendant des décennies, leurs slogans étaient souvent ouvertement élitistes. Lorsqu’il n’était encore ni chantre de M. Trump ni abonné au rôle médiatique de l’homosexuel de droite, le journaliste Milo Yiannopoulos posait volontiers avec un tee-shirt « Arrêtez d’être pauvres » (« Stop being poor »).
Un mépris largement partagé
Infatigable provocatrice de droite désormais en phase avec la nouvelle ligne des conservateurs, Ann Coulter a longtemps baigné dans la sorte de panique morale qui caractérise sa classe depuis l’émergence de la modernité : peur des masses humaines supposées facilement impressionnables, émotionnellement instables et se reproduisant à l’excès. Dans son livre Demonic (2), qui expose « comment la mafia progressiste met l’Amérique en danger », elle encense les travaux de Gustave Le Bon (1841-1931). L’influence de cet essayiste français, auteur en 1895 de La Psychologie des foules, fut telle qu’il suscita l’admiration d’Adolf Hitler et qu’il sert depuis de référence aux misanthropes et aux eugénistes. Tout le discours anti-immigration, qui a récemment abouti à la décision de M. Trump de construire un mur à la frontière mexicaine, s’inscrit dans cette tradition de peur des masses qui grouillent et des classes populaires, aussi bien étrangères qu’autochtones. Cette défiance a d’abord visé, au sein des sociétés occidentales, les ouvriers blancs, avant de trouver une nouvelle cible dans les minorités ethniques arrivées de fraîche date.
Dans les deux cas, la rhétorique est d’une cohérence parfaite : « Ils sont trop nombreux. Ils font trop d’enfants. Ils vont engloutir nos ressources limitées. Il n’y a pas assez de place. Ils vont détruire et dégrader notre culture. » Mais ce qui frappe dans le nouvel ordre politique, c’est l’interchangeabilité de ces opinions : si Mme Hillary Clinton avait remporté l’élection présidentielle américaine ou si les Britanniques avaient rejeté le « Brexit », on observerait probablement une plus grande appétence pour le peuple chez les sociaux-démocrates et davantage de misanthropie à droite de l’échiquier.
Elle n’en est d’ailleurs pas absente. La sous-culture suprémaciste blanche propagée en ligne par la mouvance de la « droite alternative » (alt-right) alimente la défiance envers les masses : quiconque ne garde pas à l’âge adulte cette pulsion adolescente à se distinguer des courants dominants de la société est traité de normie (déformation de « normal ») ou de « salope de base » (basic bitch), comme si le séparatisme blanc était un obscur genre punk. La même hostilité imprègne les écrits et la rhétorique de la droite nationaliste qui sévit sur Internet. Plus on observe les forces réactionnaires mobilisées en faveur du président milliardaire, plus l’opportunisme de son virage populiste apparaît.
La cible de cette défiance vis-à-vis du peuple s’est déplacée au fil du temps. En Europe occidentale, à la fin du XIXe siècle et pendant une bonne partie du XXe siècle, l’intelligentsia avait en horreur les médias, qui aujourd’hui élèvent au rang d’apôtres les commentateurs élitistes. Dans les années 1930, le critique littéraire britannique Frank Raymond Leavis mena ainsi une campagne contre « le cinéma, les journaux, la publicité sous toutes leurs formes » et mit en garde contre l’alphabétisation et les nouvelles technologies, responsables selon lui d’une « crise de la culture » sans précédent dans l’histoire.
Comme l’a relevé le professeur de littérature John Carey (3), l’essayiste et poète américano-britannique Thomas Stearns Eliot décrivait les lecteurs de journaux comme une « masse complaisante, pleine de préjugés et dénuée de jugement ». L’écrivain anglais David Herbert Lawrence préconisait de prendre le mal à la racine : « Fermons toutes les écoles [puisque] l’immense masse humaine ne devrait jamais apprendre à lire et à écrire. » Et Aldous Huxley : « L’éducation universelle a créé une immense classe de ce que j’appellerais les Nouveaux Imbéciles. » Quant à Charles Baudelaire, il condamnait la photographie, un « sacrilège » qui permet à « la société immonde » de « contempler sa triviale image ». On imagine l’horreur que lui inspirerait la mode des égoportraits...
Pis encore était, selon John Carey, la peur de la croissance démographique. De 1800 à 1914, la population européenne passe de 180 à 460 millions de personnes, faisant surgir aux yeux de l’intelligentsia le spectre d’une dégradation culturelle. Le romancier Herbert George Wells décrit une « nuée extravagante de nouvelles naissances » qu’il qualifie de « principal désastre du XIXe siècle ». À son apogée, cette inquiétude se mêlera aux politiques protofascistes, aux projets eugénistes et génocidaires.
On ne peut qu’être profondément choqué de découvrir que tant de géants de la littérature considéraient la majorité des gens comme des sous-hommes. « Je crois, écrivait Gustave Flaubert, que la foule, le nombre, le troupeau sera toujours détestable. » Ezra Pound, qui deviendra plus tard un partisan du fascisme, conçoit l’humanité comme une « masse d’idiots ». Virginia Woolf se plaint de « ce monstre anonyme, l’Homme de la Rue ». À son grand désespoir, la société n’est qu’une « gelée de matière humaine vaste, molle et presque informe qui tremblote occasionnellement d’un côté ou de l’autre au gré des instincts de haine, de vengeance ou d’admiration qui la meuvent ».
Aujourd’hui, chacun considère ces tirades comme le comble de l’élitisme. Pourtant, la culture de masse a intégré beaucoup de ces fantasmes. Ces mêmes médias hier soupçonnés d’ouvrir la voie à la tyrannie de la foule n’ont pas tardé à véhiculer la haine des masses auprès des masses elles-mêmes. Les années 1990 marquent à cet égard un tournant : le mépris pour l’humanité prend une allure désabusée et tendance, transformant une posture de la contre-culture en un trait dominant.
On voit alors le célèbre humoriste américain Bill Hicks ironiser avec force effets sonores sur le « miracle de la naissance » dans des spectacles où l’amour de l’humanité le dispute à la conscience de classe : « Ce n’est pas un miracle si tous les neuf mois n’importe quel yin-yang dans le monde peut pondre un chou pleurnichard de plus sur notre planète. Au cas où vous n’auriez pas vu de statistiques récentes sur les mères célibataires, le miracle se propage comme une traînée de poudre. Alléluia ! Dans le monde entier, les parcs à caravanes (4) se remplissent de petits miracles. (…) Vous savez ce qui serait vraiment miraculeux ? Que je puisse me souvenir du prénom de ton père, nom de Dieu. Plof ! Je crois que je vais devoir t’appeler Chauffeur Routier Junior. Plof ! Je te présente ton frère, Livreur de Pizzas Junior. Voilà ton autre frère, Exterminateur de Cafards Junior. Et encore un frère, Homme à Tout Faire Junior. » Trente ans plus tard, on retrouve ce style sur les nouveaux forums d’extrême droite, avec leur haine du corps féminin qui enfante, qu’il soit noir, hispanique ou blanc et pauvre.
En 1996, Tool, un groupe de heavy metal prisé par les intellectuels et proche de Bill Hicks, sort son album Ænima, dont le titre-phare compare la composition humaine de Los Angeles avec le contenu de toilettes qui mériteraient d’être lavées par une version laïque du déluge biblique : « Voici ce trou pourri qu’on appelle L. A., hurle le chanteur Maynard James Keenan ; la seule solution, c’est de tirer la chasse. » Une kyrielle d’artistes grunge et metal reprendront ce refrain, dont Slipknot. Le groupe publie en 2001 un titre qui brille par sa concision : People = Shit (« Les gens, c’est de la merde »).
Le style misanthrope des années 1990 trouve aussi des résonances dans l’autre camp de la guerre culturelle, chez les prêcheurs de haine apocalyptiques, comme le pasteur Fred Phelps, mort en 2014. Phelps prônait l’acceptation de la fin bien méritée que Dieu prévoyait pour les masses américaines superficielles, grouillantes, terrestres et intolérablement charnelles.
C’est aussi un pasteur chrétien, Thomas Malthus, qui écrivit en 1798 le célèbre Essai sur le principe de population, dotant la peur de la natalité incontrôlée d’une légitimité morale et philosophique. Ce faisant, il fournissait également une caution scientifique au traitement cruel infligé aux foyers pour sans-abri et aux orphelinats pendant la révolution industrielle, puis à la montée du darwinisme social et à l’eugénisme de l’Europe impériale.
Tout comme la misanthropie, les idées malthusiennes ont regagné en popularité dans les cercles de gauche dans les années 1990. Elles étaient déjà réapparues quelques décennies plus tôt dans la contre-culture écologiste de l’après-guerre. Vendu à deux millions d’exemplaires, l’ouvrage néomalthusien La Bombe P (The Population Bomb), écrit par le biologiste Paul Ralph Ehrlich en 1968, faisait de la surpopulation un problème environnemental majeur. Ehrlich préconisait « le développement d’agents de stérilisation de masse ». Sa « prise de conscience de la surpopulation », écrivait-il, remontait à « une nuit chaude et nauséabonde à Delhi, où les gens passaient leur main à travers la fenêtre du taxi pour mendier. Les gens déféquaient et urinaient. Les gens s’accrochaient aux bus. Les gens élevaient des animaux. Des gens, des gens et encore des gens ». Il s’était empressé de retourner à son hôtel parce qu’il avait « peur de la foule ».
« Profond malaise culturel »
Murray Bookchin, l’un des plus grands défenseurs de la gauche moderne, mais aussi l’un de ses plus grands critiques (5), percevait dans les années 1990 « un profond malaise culturel qui reflète la perte de confiance dans les capacités créatrices de notre espèce ». Il reprochait aux soi-disant progressistes de promouvoir une sorte d’« hygiène spirituelle » à la limite de l’eugénisme pour ralentir la consommation effrénée des ressources.
Les vieux conservateurs attachés à la culture prônaient le décorum, les bonnes manières, la préservation des grandes institutions et des traditions. Ce projet reposait implicitement sur la foi dans la dignité et la perfectibilité humaines. L’intelligentsia misanthrope moderne s’attachait à protéger la haute culture des forces corrosives de la massification : cela attestait au moins d’une certaine dévotion pour l’excellence de la création artistique de l’humanité.
Mais, à présent, qu’ont-ils à offrir, ces partisans de Mme Clinton qui traitent les gens d’imbéciles ? Et ces nihilistes misanthropes de droite qui méprisent les normies, qu’ont-ils à offrir, si ce n’est une vision fataliste et sans avenir, dictée par le déterminisme biologique ?
Au lieu de s’inspirer des grandes mobilisations populaires et humanistes du passé, comme le mouvement des droits civiques ou les mouvements syndicaux, certains des critiques les plus tapageurs de M. Trump s’inscrivent dans la tradition élitiste de la peur et du mépris. Ce que nous devons affronter aujourd’hui n’est pas tant un populisme débridé qu’un débat confus sur ce que ce populisme représente et sur les aspirations que les classes populaires peuvent nourrir.
Angela Nagle Journaliste. Une version de cet article est parue dans le magazine américain The Baffler, en mars 2017.
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2016.05.08 00:52 Kingsmeg Just watched Bill Maher - Hillary will lose the general in a landslide, IMHO

I'm sick in bed and catching up with what's on the DVR. I just watched the latest Real Time with Bill Maher, he had Brian Cranston as guest, Ann Coulter, Dan Savage and some libertarian as panelists. The last question he asked was: How does Hillary campaign and win in the general? It devolved into a shouting match within seconds, the only real suggestion came from Cranston who said Hillary had to take the high road and not get sucked into any of Mousse-olini's daily outrages. Maher and Savage immediately agreed.
The Donald has been a brilliant, unconventional campaigner to date, leveraging his statements to get more than $2B/worth of free airtime, and he's the only one who correctly read, and capitalized on, the strong anti-establishment feeling among the 90% of American society that isn't doing well in the Obama economy.
Hillary is the quintessential establishment candidate, has campaigned to date on continuing the Obama economy because it's been so f-ing great (for the top 1%, the rest of us don't matter). How can she possibly defend against The Donald's attacks that she represents the establishment that has ruined the lives of so many? She does! That's been her whole campaign to date! She's been the establishment candidate who can work to 'get things done, Washington-style', those things being the very things that have f-ed over the middle class!
She plans on attacking The Donald as being.... not part of the establishment! D'Oh! That's why people are voting for him, you moron! The more she, the quintessential establishment candidate, attacks the Orange One, the more she reinforces his position as being outside the establishment that people are so sick of. The only way she could win is with a guerilla campaign to bring in enough new and disaffected voters to her side that are horrified by Drumpf, and she has just spent the last year shitting all over them for preferring Bernie Sanders, using, and admitting to using, an army of paid trolls on the Intertubes (do you think millenials will forgive that?).
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2013.11.02 13:06 ModerationLog /r/politics [spam filtered] Piers Morgan To Ann Coulter: 'Could You Ever Imagine Dating Bill Maher?' (VIDEO)

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2012.09.27 07:09 nadiasindi Ann Coulter: Lawrence O'Donnell, Bill Maher 'Date Black Gals So They Think They're Freedom Riders'

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2011.07.10 08:41 Kida89 TIL Bill Maher and Ann Coulter dated back in 1994

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2006.06.21 04:06 api Bill Maher, who was affiliated with PETA and NORML, dated Ann Coulter

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Who is Bill Maher dating? Bill Maher girlfriend, wife