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France news and analysis from The Nation
June 30, 2022
France Rediscovers Parliamentary Politics
Emmanuel Macron’s centrist coalition would rather look for allies on the far right than on the left.
June 29, 2022
Toe to Toe With “Moby-Dick”
Pierre Senges’s avant-garde retelling of Melville's great work asks us what the limits of the novel are.
June 13, 2022
What the French Really Owe Haiti
Compensation for a history suffused with violence that left physical wounds and psychological trauma.
Marlene L. Daut
June 9, 2022
Can a United Left Win in Macron’s France?
France’s left unity coalition is poised to send a crop of activists into the National Assembly, though critics say it could be even more representative of its diverse base.
April 19, 2022
The Rank Opportunism of Emmanuel Macron
How the French president stumbled into a legitimacy crisis.
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April 15, 2022
“He Just Shat All over Us”: Why Macron’s “Republican Front” Is Fraying
Macron aims to rally voters against far-right Marine Le Pen, but alienated parts of the coalition he needs to win may sit on the sidelines.
April 13, 2022
Mali’s Violent, Authoritarian Turn
Malian soldiers and Putin-linked mercenaries massacred hundreds of people in the village of Moura.
Hannah Rae Armstrong
April 13, 2022
What J.D. Vance Doesn’t Know About France
The Ohio US Senate candidate seems unaware of how election systems in the United States and France work.
January 11, 2022
Letters From the January 17/24, 2022, Issue
Josephine Baker's French exile… Climate wars… A report worth reading… Build Back Better, please…
December 2, 2021
Omicron and Inequality
Gregg Gonsalves on the new variant, plus Gary Younge on Josephine Baker.
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