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A New Left Strategy for Europe

As a follower of French public life, it is difficult to describe the feeling of anticipation elicited upon learning that the philosopher and economist Frédéric Lordon has published a new article on his blog, La pompe à phynance. His output is irregular, the subject matter hard to apprehend. It will certainly have little to do with any of the cha... Read more

5 Reasons Macron and Merkel Aren’t Going to Save Europe

“Britain is leaving the EU – just as Europe is on the up” was the title of an article recently published in the Guardian’s opinion pages. It’s not alone – a number of similar pieces have been found across the liberal mainstream press over the past few days. The song that centrist voices now sing together is one of a new dynamic in the EU thanks ... Read more

The French left marches towards its own gentrification

Emmanuel Macron’s ‘En Marche !’ movement is poised to seize the biggest majority of any government of the Fifth Republic after the first round of the legislative elections on Sunday. In the wake of this seismic shift, the left lies in ruins. This is a translation of an article by political scientist Virginie Martin published on the Conversation... Read more