Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Winds of Reason: Bulletin on the French Departementale Election Results

‘In a system divided between three powers, it’s imperative to be one of the two.’ — Chancellor Otto von Bismarck. This morning’s weather forecast is for high winds and rising temperatures throughout la Hexagone. Evidently a continuation of yesterday’s mood, both physical and political–because yesterday, to the surprise of doomsayers, a wind of collective reason […]

Antisemitism in France: Yes, No, and Maybe

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo/ policewoman/ kosher market killings here in Paris that took 17 lives last January, people have asked when they might expect to see a ‘point de vue’ on two subjects: whether daily life has changed, and whether antisemitism is on the rise in France. The two are terribly intertwined, […]