The coercive Christian rule under which Notre Dame was sanctioned drove a wide exploitation of nature. Let it stand as a reminder of our environmental sins and a call to action.
Research shows more 'fuel riots' are inevitable, thanks to more expensive oil and gas, and less political stability.
The climate issue cannot be considered less urgent than the social or economic crisis.
This was no high watermark of British communism; just a key milestone in the struggle for better working conditions.
It's unlikely that a two-month informal national debate will solve France's crisis of political communication.
President Emmanuel Macron has presented himself as a defender of the liberal order against the rising tide of right-wing populism. But he can't lead Europe while mass protests have France in crisis.
A fairer and more efficient way of taxing wealth can benefit society as a whole.
The winter woes facing the French president and British prime minister are surprisingly similar.
There’s an orderly fashion to so-called disruptive "manifestations", as they’re called in French. But the "gilets jaunes" didn’t follow the rules. So who exactly broke the rules?
The gilets jaunes protests show we need to fight inequality for a just transition to a low-carbon society.
A populist movement that threatened to topple a French government more than 60 years ago has important lessons for today’s protests and why they represent a reckoning.
What do the Carlos Ghosn scandal, the rising power of algorithms and the "gilets jaunes" have in common? The need to extend the spatial and temporal definitions of responsibility.
The violence of the protests that have gripped France, known as the gilets jaunes, is rooted in personal passion and anger.
Who are the 'gilets jaunes', what do they want and how has France's political establishment responded to their populist challenge?