As the US dithers, France has once again taken the high road and, in showing solidarity with Israel against Hamas, has demonstrated the meaning of the symbolic words coming from the French Revolution: liberty, equality, fraternity
In 1791 France served up modernity's first act of Jewish emancipation. Today it is the country of Alain Finkielkraut. Yet it is also the country of Dreyfus, wartime collaboration with the Nazis, and the contemporary anti-Semitism of the far-Right, anti-Zionists, Dieudonné, and radical Islam
As one French historian has said, Vichy is a past that doesn’t pass. The tens of thousands of Jews who were deported on trains might have expected more decent recognition. An extraordinary saga and a journey of shame
Jean Jaurès and Charles Péguy were totally different human beings who knew each other for a time but who are significant figures in the pantheon of French personalities for their moral authority and courage in defying military officials and the mood of public opinion by asserting the innocence of Captain Alfred Dreyfus. Stunning. Just read
Ed Miliband's economic incompetence makes him a natural blood brother of French president Francois Hollande. Then again, his true mentor could be his former boss, Gordon Brown. What a marvellous choice of allies...
The high tax, high regulation, pro-EU intergrationist policies of the French government have made for social and economic failure that Britain has done well not to emulate, and must not emulate in the future
France is turning Atlas Shrugged from fiction to reality. Bad and big government can screw up a country. Prize for silliest example of government intervention in France goes to a law making it a crime to insult your spouse’s appearance
With soccer star Nicolas Anelka in mind, the "quenelle" gesture popularized by French "performance artist" Dieudonné says something about anti-Semitism in Europe and why it should bother us, immigrants or not