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Pierre Manent: "A deliberate offense against the Catholic Church"

2020-11-27T23:04:56.488Z

TRIBUNE - The philosopher, who occupies an eminent place in the French intellectual landscape, expresses his very strong disapproval of the attitude of the executive on the affair of the “gauge” in churches and draws out the lessons.



Disciple of Raymond Aron, of whom he was assistant at the College de France, honorary director of studies at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Pierre Manent devoted himself in particular to the study of political forms - tribe, city, empire, nation - and to the political, intellectual and religious history of the West.

Several of his works, such as the

Intellectual History of Liberalism

and

The Metamorphoses of the City

, are classics.

The very little amusing comedy scene which has just taken place concerning the reopening of worship services is revealing of the sad state of our public life.

The government had proposed an obviously impractical "gauge", and so ridiculous it was an insult to those who were supposed to comply.

The president, who, to everyone's surprise, repeated it in his speech of November 24, informed the president of the French Bishops' Conference that same evening that it would be reviewed and that a new, more realistic gauge

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Source: lefigaro

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