International Politics
24 October 2005
An evening stroll through the streets of downtown Beirut, from Place des Martyrs down to the parliament building, comes...
World Affairs
12 September 2005
For a relatively young man (he is in his early forties), the academic and writer Tariq Ramadan has an impressive...
Books
18 April 2005
I started reading this book in a cafe in the French Quarter of Montreal, a place where you are likely to encounter a...
International Politics
06 December 2004
Why should we ever trust the French? It is now more than a century since, against the instincts of ordinary people in...
Society
21 June 2004
You will find the headquarters of Tariq Ramadan, described by some people as "the most dangerous man in Europe" and by...
World Affairs
24 November 2003
At first glance, Istiklal Caddesi, the elegant avenue that cuts through the Beyoglu district in the heart of Istanbul,...
International Politics
24 November 2003
The central premise of this book is that Europeans have forgotten the time when, not so long ago, American culture...
Books
18 August 2003
The ideas of Michel Foucault have now permeated so many academic disciplines, from international relations to "queer...
Culture
14 July 2003
Even among those who have never read any of his books, Jean Baudrillard is celebrated for his ideas of "simulation" and...
World Affairs
16 June 2003
In his recent book Liverpool: wondrous place - one of the best books ever written about the city - the rock journalist...
Culture
14 April 2003
When this book was first published in France (under the title La Procedure Silence), Paul Virilio immediately found...
World Affairs
17 March 2003
Even during the most tense and dangerous days of recent times, Marrakesh, the tourist capital of Morocco, has remained...
Books
02 December 2002
I first read Journey to the End of the Night in 1981. I was 18 years old and, because I'd seen the book cited in the...
Books
11 November 2002
Paris arouses strong emotions. "How different was my first sight of Paris from what I had expected," wrote Jean-Jacques...
Books
09 September 2002
The tradition of French apologists for terror is as long as it is undistinguished. From the fall of the Girondins in...

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