France

How Europe Earned Its Nobel Peace Prize
December 07, 2012

When 500 million Europeans receive their Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, here's why they really will deserve it.

The Rushdie Affair and the Struggle Against Islamism
December 07, 2012

The persecution of a prophetic novel and a pompous novelist.

No Matter Who Wins Today, the Electoral College Has to Go
November 05, 2012

The possibility of a split between the electoral and popular votes is another reminder that the Electoral College should be got rid of.

François Hollande’s Apology Tour—and What Americans Should Learn From It
October 19, 2012

In France, apologizing for your country can be good politics. Maybe American presidents should give it a try?

Growing Up Romney
October 19, 2012

The lies families tell themselves.

After Abbottabad: Navy SEALs and American Security
October 19, 2012

What's next for Navy's SEAL Team Six?

The Novel That Frightened Hamas and the Arab League
October 19, 2012

Reading the controversial novels of Algerian writer Boualem Sansal.

Jews, Swedes, and the Shoah, and other films
October 19, 2012

Reviewing new French, Swedish, and Swiss films.

Cohn & Kirn Debate the “Real Romney”
September 19, 2012

Have we finally seen the "real Romney"? Jonathan Cohn and Walter Kirn take to IM to debate

The Square and the Flair
August 02, 2012

BEFORE HE EARNED his reputation as one of the best ad men in politics, before he wrote for several major television shows, and long before he became Mitt Romney’s top campaign strategist, Stuart Stevens found himself in Cameroon, face to face with a machine-gun-wielding soldier looking to shake him down. It was 1988, and a few weeks earlier, Stevens had deposited himself in the nearby Central African Republic to pick up a friend’s Land Rover and drive it back to France. But the trip was a disaster from the get-go. Local officials confiscated the car and refused to release it.

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