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Self-Portrait in Black and White

The rewards of subordinating racial or ethnic identity, in the new memoiristic essay by the author of ‘Losing My Cool’

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In Praise of Hate

Simone de Beauvoir, commenting on the troubling case of executed French collaborationist Robert Brasillach, argued that the emotion has its civil and judicial uses. Now, 75 years after the liberation of Paris, is she right?

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America’s Albert Cohen Moment

Is the Greek-born Swiss Jewish author and diplomat a hapless romantic or a man with a message for our times?

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A Blood-Stained Renoir on Exhibit in Paris

Fifty works in the collection of a former German arms dealer—including a renowned portrait of a Sephardic aristocrat—show how France fails to fully grapple with its collaboration in the Nazi art market for plundered works

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Will Tocqueville’s Dilemma Crash America?

Is equality a danger to freedom in a democratic United States?

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An Enemy of the People

Finkielkraut, attacked (and defended)

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Multiculturalism and the Anti-Enlightenment

How the pro-Islamism and anti-Zionism of today’s left trace their origins to French colonialists who hated Jews and turned Algeria into a reactionary fantasy land

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The New Jerusalem Is Crumbling

From the Pilgrim founders to Donald Trump, ‘a belief in the exceptional role of an American nation’

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A Golden Bear for Israel

The protagonist of ‘Synonyms’ refuses to speak Hebrew. Is that why director Nadav Lapid snagged the Jewish state’s first top prize in nearly 70 years of the Berlin Film Festival?

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Punching Down at Dead Cartoonists

The response to the attack on ‘Charlie Hebdo’ was a pivotal moment that foreshadowed the political crisis in Western societies

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Degas and the Dreyfus Affair

A portrait of the artist as an anti-Semite

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The Politics of Fury

France’s Yellow Vests condemn violence but ‘have to admit that it is efficient’

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The Blinding Rage of the Yellow Vests

Bernard-Henri Lévy implores France’s protesters: Even legitimate anger does not excuse everything

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The Left and the Jews: A Tale of Three Countries

First in a series on the American left: Will left-wing anti-Zionists and anti-Semites in America succeed in hollowing out the traditional liberal left in the United States, as they have in Britain and France?

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Islamophobia and Post-Colonial Guilt

Pascal Bruckner’s ‘brave and necessary’ new book examines how Muslims came to be known as victims of the West

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Jacques Attali, Nomads, and French Anti-Semitism

How the Jewish neoliberal éminence grise of Emmanuel Macron’s government became both Marine Le Pen’s perfect enemy and her accidental inspiration

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Homage to Lanzmann

The ‘Shoah’ filmmaker, who died last week at age 92, would not look away

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Philip Roth’s Spooks

Why the story of Coleman Silk’s epic struggle to escape his roots is still the most-loved Philip Roth book in France

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Twitter Just Unverified Louis Farrakhan. Here’s Why It’s Good That They Didn’t Suspend Him.

When Farrakhan and his supporters are out on social media racking up shares, retweets, and views, it makes it much harder to dismiss them as insignificant, despite the best efforts of many apologists.

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Shlock vs. Shock at Harvey Weinstein’s Old Hunting Grounds: A Last Dispatch From Cannes

Godard gets stiffed. Ukrainian gets punched. Spike Lee’s KKK Disneyland. And more from the Croisette.

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The Grand Theorist of Holocaust Denial, Robert Faurisson

A court decision in France finally ends one of the most dispiriting controversies in modern intellectual history. Or does it?

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In Britain and Poland, Anti-Semitism’s Ugly History Repeats Itself

Jew-hatred is a form of derangement that, if unchecked, will destroy the societies that practice it

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Romain Gary’s ‘The Kites’ Is the Best ‘Masterpiece Theater’ TV Series You’ll Ever Read

Bookworm: A new first translation of the French writer’s wartime epic

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Meyer Habib

Bibi’s man in Paris may be the best friend that French Jews have. But is he a model for the future or a herald of the end?

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In France, Furor Over a Muslim Reality Show Star Reveals Deeper Tensions

Forced to leave a popular singing contest after her controversial tweets resurfaced, Mennel Ibstissem is dividing a nation still grappling with questions of terrorism, immigration, and identity

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Is This Story Real?

A manuscript of a Holocaust tale published in France roped scores of people into a mystery. Including me.

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Georges Loinger’s Simple Game of Catch

At 107, the decorated resistance fighter remembers how he helped save thousands of Jewish children from the Nazis

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Extreme Diamonds: Paul Valéry and the Last Centennial of 1917

The French poet saw the coming collapse of civilization. A hundred years later, his ‘The Young Fate’ rings true anew.

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France’s Fatal Failure to Stop Mohamed Merah’s Killing Spree

From the Interior Ministry to the anti-terror police to social services and the state’s inability to connect anti-Semitism to violent Islamism, a textbook case of everything that has gone wrong in France over the past decade

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