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Return of the King(s)

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On December 11, 2018
The Bourbon heir to the French throne has thrown his support behind the gilets jaunes protests. On Facebook. I’m mostly reeling from the revelation that Louis Alphonse de Bourbon, Duke of Anjou, dit Louis XX (if you’re counting) has a Facebook page. Of course, his website, “Legitimacy” does announce him as a “modern prince,” which […]
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Liberation/Immigration

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On July 4, 2018
There’s plenty to unpack in Trump’s likening of ICE raids to “liberating towns” with military force. Certainly, it aligns with other moments of exclusion and militarization. Me, I’m reminded of the experiences of a couple of suburban French cities in the 1960s—probably because I wrote my first academic journal article about how one of them […]
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Roth’s Death in France

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On May 23, 2018
One of the main things I’ve noticed about Paris is that people still read real books everywhere you go–the subway, cafes, etc. And they read interesting literature too, not the crap that you see Americans read in the rare times they do. One of my favorite hobbies is watching what people read on airplanes. And […]

Onward to Paris

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On May 19, 2018

I will be largely away for the next couple of weeks, as tomorrow I start an 11-day trip to Paris and Belgium. I know, life is hard. I await commenters talking about how I can’t legitimately writ

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It’s a good week for anti-Semitism in Europe. Monday morning, the Hungarian President signed a law that essentially bans Central European University from operating (as part of the ruling party’s obsessive anti-Soros campaign). But, ever a trend setter, Marine Le Pen made the spectacular statement this weekend that France was not responsible for the infamous […]

Duty of Vigilance

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On March 2, 2017

Whenever people say that there’s nothing we can do about the global exploitation of labor through supply chains, I say they are wrong because of course we can do something. We can do any number

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