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In France, the Fight Over Charlie Hebdo’s Legacy Is Getting Ugly

A controversial left-wing sociologist says that last January's show of unity was more about racism than patriotism. And the French are pissed.

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Le Petit Problème With France’s New Big Brother

Can French intelligence agencies handle the terabytes of data that they just got permission to collect?

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Charlie Hebdo Cartoonist Says He’s Giving Up Lampooning Mohammed

On the tortured debate over visual representations of Prophet Mohammed.

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South Korea passing France economically

As the article notes, that is pretty impressive: “It’s difficult to overstate what remarkable accomplishment this is. In the aftermath of the Korean war, South Korea was one of the poorest nations on earth. Its income per capita at that point was on par with some of the most impoverished nations of sub-Saharan Africa. It was resource-poor, with hardly any mineral wealth to speak of.”

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Inside the French Right's 'Pathetic Reality Family Show'

Marine Le Pen is betting that this is the far-right National Front's moment to triumph. But will a feud among the founding family tear the party apart?

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What Rand Paul Needs to Learn From France’s Far-Right Political Dynasty

The National Front's Marine Le Pen is elbowing out her racist, fear-mongering father. It's time for America's libertarian heartthrob to do the same.

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It’s the End of French Socialism as We Know It

A rising far right, an unpopular president, and an economic crisis. Is this it or can France's Left be saved?

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How France Became an Iran Hawk

The French don't trust Iran's nuclear promises, but they don't trust Washington much, either.

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