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October 4, 2019
Why Is Europe Still Fueling the War in Yemen?
Despite attempts to ban arms exports, European countries remain important weapons suppliers to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
June 17, 2019
How Gay Icon Renaud Camus Became the Ideologue of White Supremacy
The bizarre odyssey of the “great replacement” theorist shows that kitsch can kill.
June 10, 2019
Can France Diversify Its Elite With Affirmative Action?
How to achieve educational diversity when race and ethnicity are off the table.
May 28, 2019
In a Divided France, a Display of Force by the Far Right
In the elections for European Parliament, Marine Le Pen’s National Rally won more seats than any other party in France.
May 7, 2019
Living in the Shadow of Notre Dame
I remained in shock, horrified at the devastation so close to me, in the heart of Paris.
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May 7, 2019
The Disturbing Rise of ‘Femonationalism’
Across Europe, politicians are hijacking feminist language to further right-wing ideologies.
April 22, 2019
The Bare Ruined Choirs of Notre Dame
This monument to medieval faith will surely be rebuilt—by the techno-mobilization of capitalist individualism.
April 17, 2019
The Burning of Notre Dame Is Not Just a Tragedy—It’s an Opportunity
It’s an occasion to a consider a more expansive idea of what it means to be French.
April 16, 2019
Grieving for Notre Dame
The church embodies a civilization, and had it been erased from the earth—as thankfully it has not been, as it now appears—the loss would have been irretrievable.
April 1, 2019
The Travails of Emmanuel Macron
A new book equates the French president's rise to a revolution. For much of France’s working and middle classes, it has been nothing short of a disaster.