How the Jewish Issue Brings France Up Against Its Own Reason for Being

In the effort to enforce its political principles, France is weakening them.

From the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, 1789. Wikipedia.

From the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, 1789. Wikipedia.

Last Word
Oct. 26 2015
About the author

Alain El-Mouchan is the pen name of a professor of history and geography in Paris.


Sincere thanks to Ruth Wisse, Joshua Muravchik, and Michel Gurfinkiel for their thoughtful responses to my reflections on the twilight of French Jewry. Together, they raise a number of issues that deserve further clarification.

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