Will Eric Zemmour’s creepy misuses of his Jewishness help make him France’s next president?
The French thinker Julien Benda made a high-minded case for the moral transcendence of the truth. The flaws in his argument show why speaking truth to power is a fraught endeavor.
The American dream transposed to the French provinces
With his ability to control his own narrative, the one-man show is a symptom of the Americanization of French politics
A rivalry between the country’s two most prominent ‘Islamologists,’ Olivier Roy and Gilles Kepel, holds the key to understanding the existential and geopolitical tensions in France’s bloody reality
The murder of Sarah Halimi and the absolving of her killer are being presented as a test case for the integrity of French justice, much like the Dreyfus case more than a century ago—one difference being that key figures on both sides of the case are Jewish
French law must protect people like the murdered Jewish schoolteacher
A man who savagely beat and murdered an old Jewish woman while screaming ‘Allahu akbar’ is set free because he was high. Another man in France recently received a prison sentence for killing a dog.
Paris shows gratitude to the Afghan hero who tried to stop the Sept. 11 attacks—and whose warnings about Islamist fanaticism remain urgent today
The Jewish communities of America and France created liberal modernity, so it’s no accident they’re dissolving
Sex, race, and religion divide two revolutionary universalist nations
The French president’s war of words with Erdoğan is more than just political theater. It’s part of a larger campaign to crack NATO that should alarm the United States.
A French television drama shows courage in depicting the true scope of the country’s crimes during the Holocaust, which it then washes away in a bizarre assertion of moral equivalence
Like God, colonialism is invisible and omnipresent, responsible for everything that happens on Earth
Who are the victims, and who the perpetrators?
Tablet’s correspondent reports from the Paris demonstration in support of murdered teacher Samuel Paty
Memorial institutions are finally working to redress an imbalance in the numbers of Jews versus non-Jews hailed for their heroism in defense of victims of the Shoah
The Tunisian-born writer died in May at 99. He leaves a rich, important, and complicated legacy of colonial and postcolonial thinking.
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