The entire neoliberal project has been about privatizing public goods. Unlike various false definitions of neoliberalism, leading some to equally falsely say that it is not a real thing because to adm
The scene was, as of yesterday, eerily familiar. A throng of right-wing extremists, including multiple paramilitary groups, rioted at the gates of the legislature. The setting was Paris; the date 6 Fe
Happy Bastille Day you cheese-eating surrender monkeys. Enjoy this film from 1938 about the French military. I think we can all agree that this impressive display of force would be fully backed up by
France’s insistence on requiring masks while banning burqas mirrors the fetishization of bare faces among the anti-lockdown crowd.
The latest in laïcité: the mayor of a Parisian suburb banned a vendor from the city’s Christmas market because she was wearing a Muslim headscarf. Zekiye Yildirim was invited by the marketR
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,
I have been unusually transfixed by this year’s World Cup, where histories of European identity and empire are so clearly on display. [updated 15 July] We’re headed into the last week, and
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