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The Closing of the French Mind

Christopher Caldwell: “[C]ensorship, most often carried out in the name of racial harmony, is becoming a normal part of being an intellectual in France. Great philosophers (Alain Finkielkraut, member of the Académie française), great historians (Olivier Grenouilleau, Hélène Carrère d’Encausse), and great novelists (Michel Houellebecq) have all come under the thumb of the country’s growing body of speech laws.
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