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Spencer Dugdale
Spencer Dugdale
10 months ago

No go areas, lawless banlieu, beheaded priest and a teacher, the Bataclan, Nice, almost daily attacks on Jews by muslims. A paradise indeed.

Jacob Mason
Jacob Mason
10 months ago

An interesting article and I appreciate the historical comparisons.

There seems a general lack of engaging in the merits of Zemmour’s positions though. This is rather a collection of allusions the author thinks apt.

Particularly with regard to mass immigration, I find the author’s treatment and comparison to anti-Semitism extremely unconvincing.

Last edited 10 months ago by Jacob Mason
Sean Meister
Sean Meister
10 months ago

One thing that this article misses about Zemmour’s platform (and to be honest most commenters) is the organic nature that “New Right” policies have become mainstream. The author here suggests it’s a refinement of decades of Pro-Vichy narrative distilled down, with the anti-Semitism removed, that seems to have the French public won over.

Alternatively, just like in every Western country where we are now seeing “New Right” policies becoming endorsed more frequently, the citizens of these countries are more-and-more coming face-to-face with the reality that such policies warned of only a few decades ago. Visit Paris, Marseille or Lyon and say what you see. Many French people are and it undoubtedly leads them straight to Zemmour.

“New Right” politics are a lesson in simplicity and reality. This is why you often find the opposition in such pains to explain it away in convoluted fashions blaming it on all manner of things other than it first appears. Zemmour was never going to win but it represents a fundamental shift in France. One can’t help but feel this rift is only going to worsen.

Elizabeth dSJ
Elizabeth dSJ
10 months ago

A malicious article rooted in precisely the cosmopolitan animus to ethnic French that the author scoffs at as a conspiracy theory.
The claim that le Grand Remplacement is not rooted in evidence is outrageous. The fact over a third of births in France are to people of non-European ancestry is all the proof one needs that Camus’ warnings are on target.
Tonkin’s invocation of the pre-1945 past is meant employ guilt by association to prevent resistance to an existential threat in the present. Tellingly he praises Mélenchon who waxes about France becoming racially creolized. Tonkin is just another anti-European cosmopolitan.

Yendi Dial
Yendi Dial
10 months ago
Reply to  Elizabeth dSJ

Thank you Elizabeth, this article is nul!, he has never met those who have joined Reconquete vastly young (Less than 35 years old), of all colours of skin, and religion (including muslim), reminds me of Freddy Sayers: “I was surprised at just how forceful and angry he was”.
Really? Well, that implies that you don’t have a clue about what has been happening in France for the last 30+ years.
Zemmour is not the one being ‘divisive’ and ‘inflammatory’: Others have created the divisions and inflammation and they now hypocritically condemned Zemmour for clearly identifying the disaster they have created.

János Klein
János Klein
9 months ago
Reply to  Yendi Dial

Spot on. Incidentally, the author cites unfavourably – or maligns Alain Finkielkraut on two occasions, without really explaining why.