Post Tagged with: "europe"

by / on January 5, 2014 at 10:59 am / in Europe, Winter 2013, World

The Far Right Hook

by “Oui, c’est l’Europe, depuis l’Atlantique jusqu’à l’Oural, c’est toute l’Europe, qui décidera du destin du monde.” “Yes, it is Europe, from the Atlantic to the Urals, it is Europe, it is the whole of Europe that will decide the fate of the world.” In 1959, at the founding of the Fifth Republic, the French president and statesman Charles de […]

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by / on January 5, 2014 at 10:58 am / in Europe, Winter 2013, World

The Nerd Who Came In From The Cold

by In one of the great scenes from the 1966 film The Battle of Algiers, after being confronted by a pool of Western reporters about the French army’s use of torture against Algerian insurgents, the French officer Mathieu poses a question of his own: “Should France stay in Algeria? If your answer is still yes, then you must accept all […]

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by / on November 6, 2012 at 12:18 am / in Europe, Uncategorized, World

The Christian Right Angle

Christian identity ­– religiosity in its thin form – forms a crucial aspect of the European right wing that will not disappear with the resolution of immigration difficulties and instead continue to motivate the movement and inform its political orientations. But this thin Christianity also does not translate directly into policy.

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by / on November 1, 2012 at 10:01 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized, World

President of the World

President Obama must really wish that foreign voters were included in the Electoral College. After all, numerous polls demonstrate the wide preference gap he holds over Romney amongst foreigners.

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by / on October 28, 2012 at 8:49 pm / in Opinion, World

Exit on the Right

Under Cameron’s government, however, the will for Britain to steer the EU has largely fallen by the wayside, and there is more of an aversion to being saddled with duties and obligations to other nations than there is a desire to control them

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by / on October 1, 2012 at 9:40 pm / in Opinion, World

More of the Same: An Update

As 2013 approaches we are seeing both the true extent of the European Union’s failure to control disparate economies and crises without the fiscal tools necessary to do so, as well as the injurious consequences of perfunctory bailouts and other ponderous bureaucratic maneuvers.

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by / on September 18, 2012 at 10:24 am / in Opinion, World

An American (Commercial Invasion) in Paris

Now, as the French mom-and-pop stores are going bust and the people are going to modern multiplexes elsewhere in Paris, the avenue is becoming a watering hole for tourists, atrophied from real Parisian life.

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by / on July 12, 2012 at 10:19 am / in Domestic, Opinion, World

The Ethics of Work

When it comes to work ethic, it seems that American’s have a more productive but vastly less healthy approach than Europeans. So, it comes down to a question of how we want to live, and striking a balance between productive and healthy that doesn’t leave us all reaching for the medicine cabinet.

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by / on May 4, 2012 at 2:09 am / in Europe, World

Disputin

In Russia’s parliamentary elections on December 4, 2011, United Russia – the party of President-turned-Prime Minister-turned-current-President Vladimir Putin – won the majority of seats in the Duma, the Russian Parliament, amid cries (and video evidence) of widespread election fraud.

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by / on April 15, 2012 at 11:19 am / in Domestic, Opinion, World

Between the Idea and the Reality

That prostitution retains a uniquely explicit place in American culture as the object of male desire is a curiosity in its own right, but far worse is the discrepancy between its perception in the modern American psyche and the realities on the cold, hard ground of European metropolises.

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