Great! Thanks to this article, I rediscovered Alain Finkielkraut, French philosopher extraordinaire by whom I read Die Niederlage des Denkens a long time ago. Despite of his apparent technophobe conservatism, he even has a podcast - or make that: his weekly radio show Répliques is also podcast (is this a new irregular verb??).
Finkielkraut is one of those rare thinkers who dare think against the grain of consensus of their peers and therefore he gets a lot of flak. I like that: Viel Feind, viel Ehr! (Much enemy, much honour!)