Since the Paris bloodbath, Robert Zaretsky has been struggling to figure out what was Jewish about the attackers’ targets. Now, he examines our strange compulsion to see Jew-hatred even where there is none.
French intellectual André Glucksmann has died at the age of 78. Robert Zaretsky remembers his pointed critiques of communism and his change of heart regarding the Iraq war.
Now that the copyright for Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ has lapsed, a French publisher wants to put out a new critical edition. Some think that’s a dangerous plan — but not Robert Zaretsky.
One of the welcome elements to Robert Gildea’s ‘Fighters in the Shadows’ is the centrality he gives to the role of Jewish resisters in occupied France.
When far-right politician Nadine Morano called France a ‘country of the white race,’ French Jews barely made a peep. Robert Zaretsky explains why that’s so shortsighted.
How do you recreate yourself as a political sage after being disgraced for a string of sexual escapades? If you’re Dominique Strauss-Kahn, you do it by leveraging the world’s economic woes.
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.