Tag: france

Home /
img

Secularism for the Win?

By
|
In General
|
On December 23, 2018
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 market’s organizer to sell her pastries and other sweets. She arrived on the morning of November 30 to set up and decorate her stand […]
img

#WorldCupSyllabus

By
|
In General
|
On July 9, 2018
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 the final four teams are all European–all NATO members, actually, and even all EU members (though England may not be for long). France, […]
img

No Victory in Europe

By
|
In General
|
On June 7, 2018
Trump’s Europe policy is a mess. First, there’s this. And I thought our Ambassador’s enthusiasm for empowering the German right-wing had set a new low in historical understanding… Once you get past these public displays of ignorance, Thomas Wright has a worthwhile read over at the Atlantic that highlights the Trump administration’s shift to promote […]

Onward to Paris

By
|
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

img
Even if Le Pen gets crushed, it’s still a huge advance for French fascism that she is one of the final two. According to commenter Cheerfull, estimates are that 25.3% of French ballots were returned blank. That anyone on the left would leave a ballot blank with Le Pen on the ballot basically demonstrates why […]

Duty of Vigilance

By
|
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

1 2 5
It is main inner container footer text