In ‘The Meursault Investigation,’ novelist Kamel Daoud explores one of the most famous crimes of the 20th century: the murder of an Arab on an Algiers beach by Camus’s existential hero.
France only very rarely adds another tomb to its national temple, the Pantheon. But, as Robert Zaretsky tells us, it just honored Jean Zay, whose founded the Cannes film festival and joined the World War II resistance.
Only months after becoming targets of terrorism, French Jews are picking up the pieces. Robert Zaretsky says the question now is not when to leave, but how to stay.
France’s right wing leader Marine Le Pen hopes to remake the National Front’s extremist image. And she might just succeed — by using her infamous father as a fall guy.
Michel Houellebecq’s ‘Soumission’ depicts France after Muslims take over. But Robert Zaretsky asks if the book is really a morality play on the nation’s unsavory past.
The Charlie Hebdo cartoonists were killed for being cartoonists. Robert Zaretsky asks why France cannot seem to accept that the kosher grocery terror victims were killed for being Jews.
The current issue of Charlie Hebdo features a controversial satiric book that depicts a future France under Islamic rule. Did that spark the bloody attack in Paris?
A vicious attack on a suburban Paris couple forces Robert Zaretsky to ask: What kind of future do French Jews have in a country that seems to be turning against them?
As France decides on whether to recognize a Palestinian state, a spotlight shines on a foreign minister with Jewish roots who will help decide the vote.
A new French best-seller puts the puppet Vichy regime on a shameful pedestal. Robert Zaretsky unpacks the historic distortion, written by a Jewish author.