The French commentator’s heritage is providing a useful patina for extreme views.
Zemmour’s statements about universalism, assimilation and “separatism” have deep roots in the history of the French Republic.
Recent polemical debates over French rappers Youssoupha and Médine show that rap is still not accepted by the political mainstream.
The south-eastern region of France known as PACA has long been a centre of power for the far-right, but recent failures in the regional elections bring its future into question for Marine Le Pen.
France has undergone thirteen major political shifts since 1789, and yet there have been very few major changes to the country’s elite.
Sky-high abstention rates reveal the weakness of Emmanuel Macron’s political project.
Why are Emmanuel Macron’s reform plans so controversial and why are people protesting about freedom after another spate of violent attacks?
The French president presents himself to all things to all people – leaving voters with less meaningful choice at the ballot box.
French rail transport is grinding to a halt. Teachers, truck drivers, lawyers and judges are also threatening to strike indefinitely.
The most popular president of the Fifth Republic actually achieved alarmingly little during his tenure.
The embattled president must use this moment to end centuries of ambiguity over the place of Jews in French society.
The winter woes facing the French president and British prime minister are surprisingly similar.
Who are the ‘gilets jaunes’, what do they want and how has France’s political establishment responded to their populist challenge?
The 50th anniversary of major student unrest was perhaps not the ideal moment to propose controversial higher education reforms.
The French president’s exciting new philosophy is to be neither right or left. In practice, that really just means reinforcing the status quo.
France has been living under a a state of emergency for nearly two years. The president now wants to make some of its most controversial elements permanent law.
Emmanuel Macron’s honeymoon period as French president is over.
Macron’s portrait and taste in literature are full of political symbols to be sussed.
Populist parties like France’s Front National typically stress traditional family values. So is it possible for them to appeal to traditional leftist voters like single women and the queer community?
A huge number of new politicians have joined the National Assembly after the 2017 election.