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The Newest New Right

a. So there was a fascinating article in last month’s issue of the New York Review of Books, Two Roads for the New French Right by Mark Lilla. In it, Lilla looks at the French (and, by extension, European) New Right—that is, the populist or radical Right. (An aside, we come up with a “newer” New…

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Yellow Vests Join Forces With Police?

The Yellow Vest protests (or riots) continue unabated. They’ve spread for France to other countries–as far away, in fact, as Taiwan. Though what we are to make of them continues to be something of a mystery. Both the American Left and Right have tried to claim them. Trump and his followers see them as fellow anti-tax…

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The Yellow Jacket Revolution

From a half a world away I’m trying to understand and explain the yellow jacket revolution in a context that is relatable to most Americans.  As they riot in Paris, and now across Europe,  the protesters wear yellow because it is highly visible and meant to be seen (or demands to be seen).  They also…

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The Yellow Jackets’ Sting

This one we got from our friend Robert Folkner, who follows news from Paris with some intensity. As you know, while we’ve been focused on Trump, France has been dealing with some pretty serious riots. In particular, these are being organized by “The Yellow Vests” (so called because they wear yellow traffic safety vests while…

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Vova, too small for his shapka?

by Colette Hartwich Editor’s note: Vova is the Russian diminutive of the name Vladimir. A shapka is a brimless fur cap.     The Kremlin midget, Vova, in his psychotic efforts to become a Tsar and revive the Russian Empire may have gone too far. The non-fake facts on which the non-Russian specialists agree –…

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Claude Monet in Paris

Editor’s Note: Sometimes, in all the press of conflict, we forget what we’re fighting for—specifically, in a Trumpian age of vulgarity and greed, we defend what is beautiful, graceful, and wise. In the following essay, our Central European correspondent, Colette Hartwich, reminds us of that by directing us to a recent exhibition of the works…

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