Tag: France

The crisis through which we (or at least most of us) are now living is defined by biopolitics. (More…)

Four years ago extremism came to Brussels. It exploded in the airport and metro, and in our hearts. Although we knew it could happen here, we didn’t expect it. (More…)

The handbook of neo-Nazi terror organization Combat 18 (C18) is one part manifesto directed at the group’s “political soldiers” and three parts guide book, with extensive (if vaguely worded) instructions on how to get away with violent actions. (More…)

Britain’s departure from the European Union was a day of jubilation for some and mourning for others. Many people are still clinging to easy answers and false hopes. It’s time to sober up. (More…)

How you respond to the work of Paris rap duo TripleGo may well depend on your knowledge of the context that produced them.  If you know it well, you will likely understand why they have received so much praise for the subdued, yet propulsive tracks on their two 2019 albums, MACHAKIL and Yeux Rouge (More…)

Alexis Poulin is an independent journalist and founder of  Le Monde Moderne, which covers French and EU politics, mainly on TV and radio. In December 2019, in a Tweet that has since been deleted, Poulin was singled out by a French police union (Syndicat indépendant des commissaires de police, SICP) as one of five anti-police campaigners, calling him “the hater”. (More…)

Acid Arab’s second album Jdid is a blast. Like its 2016 predecessor Musique de France it draws equally from different electronic dance subgenres of the 1980s and 1990s and a wide range of vocal and instrumental music from North Africa and the Middle East. But this time, the portmanteau aspect of their tracks feels less random. (More…)

The headline could not have been more provocative: Is It Time for the Jews to Leave Europe? (More…)

When EU leaders declined to start the accession process for North Macedonia and Albania, it was French President Emmanuel Macron who was singled out as the spoiler. (More…)