Claire Berlinski
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The Macron-Benalla Affair
Jupiter and Rambo

“Grotesque speculations” are crippling France when we need it most.

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The Muted Soul
How the French Mourn

When countries refuse to look clearly at the past, they are like neurotics controlled by compulsions they cannot understand.

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Moral Panics
The Warlock Hunt

The #MeToo moment has now morphed into a moral panic that poses as much danger to women as it does to men.

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Postcards from Paris
Election Eve

Last-minute surprises notwithstanding, the chances of a Brexit- or Trump-style surprise in France tomorrow seem remote.

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How Democracies Die
Guilty Men

Turkish democracy didn’t die all at once in last week’s referendum; it’s been languishing for years. Why did so many in the West fail to notice?

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Memory
Trump, Gingrich, Thatcher, and Me

When historical revisionism takes hold in a society, it’s time to get scared. It’s happened in Turkey and Germany, and now it’s happening here.

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After the Coup
Dark Days Ahead

The plot against Erdoğan has laid bare dangerous undercurrents in Turkey.

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Turkey's Election
Erdogan Isn’t Finished

The game isn’t over for Erdoğan and the AKP. Now would be a good time for the West to pay attention to what’s going on in Turkey.

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After Charlie Hebdo
Paris Is Worth a Mass

Is it right that Paris gets a mass rally while Boko Haram’s slaughter of thousands in Nigeria merits hardly a shrug? No. But it’s the response Paris and Nigeria both deserve. This is what civilization looks like.

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