The author's sense of history isn't all it could be. I'm old enough to remember Raymond Barre and his unfortunate remarks. At the time they were made they were a great scandal, and they marked the end of his career. The front pages of both Libération and Le Figaro this week, treating all the victims in the same way suggests that France is still a country which has room for all.
Russia: U.S. plan to provide air cover for Syrian rebels undermines Damascus fight on ISIS (Reuters)
from the article: After Toulouse, France asks 'who's a Frenchman'?