Tag: French

The French Must Vote to Rescue Democracy

The French Must Vote to Rescue Democracy

On Sunday, April 24, the French will vote for their president. And the choice for the second and final round of the presidential elections is straightforward: vote for our Republic or against it. This is the third time that a representative of the far-right party led by the Le Pen clan has...

Macron’s Risky Strategy to Consolidate the Center

Macron’s Risky Strategy to Consolidate the Center

The recent European elections have triggered dramatic changes in French politics but, with a murky political landscape, no one can predict where they might lead. The year 2019 has turned out to be rich in pretexts for political predictions. While India managed to hold an election that produced...

Our Lady of Paris Finds Itself in a Quasi State

Our Lady of Paris Finds Itself in a Quasi State

Holy week in Notre Dame de Paris got off to a catastrophic start, but the president and his ministers are there to raise our spirits, even if it’s hard to believe what they say. When Notre Dame cathedral in Paris caught fire on April 15, the number of associations in people’s minds as they...

The False Sense of Secularism Behind France’s Burkini Ban

The False Sense of Secularism Behind France’s Burkini Ban

France’s veiled prescription of what Islam should be is a poor guise of secularism for the country’s citizens and migrants. Burkinis are “not compatible with French values,” said Prime Minister Manuel Valls on August 17. He was defending the French mayors who have recently banned the...

Excuse Me, Why is Jesus White?

Excuse Me, Why is Jesus White?

Jesus should look more Palestinian and less European to stop symbolizing the supremacy of the white man. As a child, I attended Christian schools. These institutions taught students well. Teachers were tough but cared. I remember one Mrs. Lobo constantly trying to get me to study. Both she and...

How to Solve the Problems of Europe’s Second Biggest Economy

How to Solve the Problems of Europe’s Second Biggest Economy

The French are spending more money abroad than they are earning from abroad. I recently attended a conference that looked at France’s domestic economic situation, and the impact that has on the country’s global and European role. According to budgets published in October, France and Italy...

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