Robert Zaretsky

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Why Is France So Corrupt?

France’s lax ethical standards are catching up with Francois Fillon — and boosting Marine Le Pen's campaign for president.

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France’s Bongo-Bongo Party

As Gabon erupts in violence, the dark, twisted legacy tying this former colony to Paris is bubbling up to the surface.

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About Robert Zaretsky

Robert Zaretsky is a professor of history at the University of Houston's Honors College. His most recent book is Boswell's Enlightenment.

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