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CORRECTION: 28 percent of registered voters chose the Islamic Salvation Front. (3/2/92).

Voici le temps des assassins, the bilingual Algerians could exclaim, echoing Rimbaud, when nearly a year ago, their intellectuals began to be slaughtered by Islamic fundamentalists.

There are two unmistakable signs that France is entering a pre-electoral period: The government is once again tinkering with the electoral law and the politicians, particularly the leaders of the

The riots of 1968 are bound to change the way that history views the political career of Charles de Gaulle.

Not so long ago politicians campaigned by kissing babies. Today, they
lock children in jail.

In 1996, Gore Vidal narrated his debacle defending the programs he wrote for the History Channel, which dealt with on the imperial aspects latent in the American presidency, to a panel of corporate media.

Are homosexual marriages and soldiery the ultimate, which is to say the only achievable, aims of the gay rights movement, a politics not of vision but of pragmatics?

Alex on Oliver North’s “fascism with a human face” and the mysterious case of Ralph the Lobster. 

Blogs

In a world overwhelmed by violence and conflict, the news just gets worse and worse.

July 22, 2014

The beach is supposed to be a refuge for the children of Gaza. Now it is the scene of a war crime.

July 21, 2014

Hooligan Sparrow, a lone voice for China’s sex workers, is being gagged on the eve of her appearance at the International AIDS Conference in Australia.

July 21, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on the media’s coverage of climate change. 

July 21, 2014

We have ceded so much power to the police, and they brazenly flaunt it without fear of repercussion.

July 21, 2014

This week: Affirmative Action at UT Austin ruling, the labor market, and the truth about the immigration crisis. 

July 18, 2014

Dwight Howard and other NBA players are finding out that showing even token support for Palestinians comes with a price.

July 17, 2014

I’m wondering— what can’t be blamed on absent black fathers?

July 17, 2014

Women there die from pregnancy-related causes at three times the national average. A report highlights the dangers of birthing while black.

July 16, 2014

When protesters interrupted an interview with the Cheneys to call the former vice president a war criminal, C-SPAN’s feed mysteriously cut out. 

July 15, 2014