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More on laicite

More on laicite

Here at ArcU we’ve been commenting on France’s laïcité.  The Wall Street Journal‘s Bill McGurn ran an an op-ed piece last week offering a sharp critique of laïcité and its consequences for minorities.  He shows that the principle is having exactly the opposite effect of an inclusive, liberal society.  A better secularism is the United States’s, which is grounded in transcendently based rights.  He cites another piece along the same lines and worth reading by Elizabeth Winkler in The New Republic,  “Is It Time For France to Abandon Laïcité?”

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