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Manent is great. A 2016 interview with him:

On the eve of the French election, it's worth asking again whether French culture has a future:
— First Things (@firstthingsmag) April 22, 2017

"We invite catastrophe by sincerely believing that the religious affiliation of a citizen has no political bearing or effect. . . We invite catastrophe when we confuse the obligation to rescue a person who is drowning with that person's right to become a citizen of our country. We invite catastrophe when, in the name of charity or mercy, we require old Christian nations to open their borders to all who wish to enter."