The Religion of Liberal Democracy

How the Dreyfus affair inspired sociologist Émile Durkheim, who died 102 years ago today, to develop an original, provocative, and optimistic view of the French Republic and the rights-bearing individual


Why the French Ban the Veil

The secular republic debates how best to contain and suppress the Islamist movement


When it Comes to Single-Sex Swimming, the New York Times Shouldn’t Follow the French Example

Religious expression is verboten in the French public sphere, causing serious civil strife. America shouldn’t follow suit.

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