Why the filmmaker’s depiction of early-20th-century anti-Semitism in ‘J’accuse’ is, with reservations, ‘important and beautiful’
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
Is the Greek-born Swiss Jewish author and diplomat a hapless romantic or a man with a message for our times?
Finkielkraut, attacked (and defended)
A portrait of the artist as an anti-Semite
Notes from the American Inferno: why educational institutions are the locus of our current cultural collapse and our best hope to be saved from it
The French poet saw the coming collapse of civilization. A hundred years later, his ‘The Young Fate’ rings true anew.
In an excerpt from the newly translated Gaslight, by German writer Joachim Kalka, an examination of how the scandal that rocked France bled into European literature