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Posted: Dec 08, 2021 12:01 AM

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“What the heck is going on over there?” This has been the sentiment expressed by friends and associates outside of France as they come across news of the 63-year-old longtime French right-wing editorialist who’s now running second in many polls to incumbent French President Emmanuel Macron ahead of next April’s presidential election.Eric Zemmour was born in one of the rougher Parisian suburbs to working-class immigrant parents of North African origin who arrived during the Algerian War. He has spilled so much ink — in books and columns — on subjects like feminism, immigration, and the impact of general leftist debauchery on the deterioration of French culture and performance that it’s a miracle he has survived legal, career, and personal jeopardy to arrive at the doorstep of the French presidency.But glancing at Zemmour’s inaugural campaign rally last Sunday, televised nationally by the main French news networks on which Zemmour has spent the past couple of decades making his name as a commentator, it was impossible not to notice that the majority of attendees were young. The phenomenon is not unlike former U.S. P …

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