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Neil Rogachevsky
The Fragile Eggs of Haruki Murakami

The source of the Japanese novelist’s allure for young people is also his failing—he’s only interested in what’s personal, not political.

After Charlie Hebdo
On Terror, France Is on the Right Track

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, France’s anti-incitement crackdown certainly wouldn’t pass civil liberties muster in the U.S., but it’s a mistake to make these kinds of comparisons.

The French Model
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls. (AFP/Getty Images)
Can the Left Govern?

After his Socialist Party took a drubbing at the polls, French President François Hollande has appointed Manuel Valls as Prime Minister, a man despised by the French “Left-of-the-Left.” His success or failure in the coming months and years will tell us a lot about the vexed question of welfare state reform in France (and perhaps elsewhere as well).

Plus ça Change—in the French Economy

This year’s Bastille Day promises to be a very sombre affair.  In a move being billed variously as a “disaster”, “bloodbath” and “earthquake”, car marker PSA Peugeot-Citröen announced on July 12 that it would be laying off 8,000 workers throughout France and stopping auto production at one of its flagship plants at Aulnay-sous-Bois, not far […]

Lessons from the French Election: Globalization Is a Killer

France gave the modern world the political idea of progress, and even today the French still ardently believe their politics must be both trailblazing and without precedent. Thus, in his successful run for the presidency, François Hollande could stake his fortunes on “changement.” He modelled France’s first get-out-the-vote “ground game” on the Obama 2008 playbook, and […]

Rent-a-Crowd Fridays in Palestine

Israeli leftists, foreign “peace activists” and the Palestinian Authority sure know how to throw a protest.

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brave new world

We need to carefully think through a lot of our assumptions about gender roles, and build kinds of educational and social systems to help our boys succeed.

Theft in Broad Daylight

This is not your everyday bank failure in Russia.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As he heads to Japan, Duterte is once again denouncing U.S. military involvement in the Pacific. Can Tokyo push back?

The Cracks Start to Widen

Again, the question supporters of the law will have to answer centers on sustainability: is the health system that Obamacare establishes something that can really last?

Crude Economics

That OPEC production cut is going to have to fall on the Saudis’ shoulders—if it’s to happen at all.

Egypt in Turmoil

The West is ignoring an ongoing crisis in Egypt, as painful austerity measures stoke outrage against the Sisi government.

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