France

The Mystery of Patrick Modiano
August 27, 2015

The Nobel Laureate is known for his stories of missing persons—and even in his new memoir remains, himself, elusive. 

Inside the Migrant "Jungle" in Northern France
August 24, 2015

An illustrated dispatch from the front lines of Europe's immigration crisis.

The Untold Inner Life of the First Politician to Embrace his Jewishness
July 30, 2015

A new book stitches together the public and private lives of France's first Jewish Prime Minister.

The Risks of Siding With French Secularism
May 10, 2015

The National Front's defense of 'Charlie Hebdo' should make the mag's progressive American defenders wary.

The Aesthetic Failure of 'Charlie Hebdo'
May 08, 2015

The French satirical magazine refuses to evolve, using a stale artistic strategy from the 1960s.

How Did Everybody Suddenly Become an Expert on French Visual Satire?
May 06, 2015

'Charlie Hebdo' is a complicated issue, so it's worth going to informed sources, not instant experts.

The Anti-Islam Exhibit Attacked in Texas Is a Clearer Free Speech Case Than 'Charlie Hebdo'
May 04, 2015

The most clarifying test cases for free speech involve the defense of the vile. 

I'm a European Jew—and No, I'm Not Leaving
March 26, 2015

Contrary to Jeffrey Goldberg and The Atlantic, Jews are not leaving Europe.

Nicolas Sarkozy Is Pulling a Netanyahu Ahead of the French Elections
March 20, 2015

The former president has veered right ahead of Sunday's vote.

France Should Stop Treating Jews as an Idea Rather Than as People
January 20, 2015

"France without Jews is not France"? That's a heavy burden to bear.

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