In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shooting, we must address France's long war with its Arabs. Andrew Hussey reports from Paris.
Following the events in Paris, the New Statesman asked eight of our regular illustrators to memorialise those murdered at Charlie Hebdo.
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The UK’s foreign-born unemployment rate is comparatively low, and its unemployment rate is one of Europe’s lowest.
Our cartoonist Tom Humberstone reflects on the Charlie Hebdo shooting and subsequent debates.
The experience of cartoonists like Ali Ferzat, whose hands were broken in 2011, provides a bleak backdrop to the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
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To overreact to what happened in Paris – to indulge in grandiose declarations about wars between civilisations or to turn Britain into a surveillance state – would further encourage the terrorists to believe that they are winning. They are not.
Among the breathless analysis following the Charlie Hebdo shooting, there's no comforting narrative of "us v them".
By targeting the French magazine, the attackers were able to deepen already profound rifts in French society and establish an atmosphere ripe for the recruitment of alienated youths.
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A constitutional crisis in a divided country.
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What has been published by the Senate is just the tip of the iceberg – so far, the UK has successfully avoided a public accounting for the part it played in facilitating rendition and torture.
Under her father, the Front National was the pariah party of France. Now Marine Le Pen has brought it closer to the mainstream – and people are getting worried.
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How many of the vast sea of poppies at the Tower represented the contribution of the South African forces who died in the campaign to take the German colony of what is today Namibia?
The characters change but, essentially, the plot remains the same. The old order is being thrown out. Populists of a leftist, rightist and nationalist bent are thriving.
Mainstream parties are under siege from populist parties on the far left and right, while a new tide of nationalism is also sweeping Europe.
The small nation state has not had a government for six months and corruption and cynicism still rule.
As long as racial fear can be used to justify disproportionate force, killings like that of Mike Brown in Ferguson will continue.
This crisis could have been avoided. In recent years, Madrid has run a masterclass in how not to handle breakaway nationalism.
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It all happened because of the use of a single German word, unverzüglich: “immediately”, or “at once”.
To those on the right, the end of the Iron Curtain 25 years ago was a moral and ideological victory – but they have found some of the consequences dismaying.