Robert Zaretsky


How France's Le Pen Family Feud Is Manna From Far Right Wing Heaven

By Robert Zaretsky

How France's Le Pen Family Feud Is Manna From Far Right Wing Heaven
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.Read More


The Novel France Can't Put Down Depicts Muslim Future — Or Does It?

By Robert Zaretsky

The Novel France Can't Put Down Depicts Muslim Future — Or Does It?
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.Read More


Why 'Jew' Is Rarely Spoken Word in France — Even After Kosher Grocery Terror

By Robert Zaretsky

Why 'Jew' Is Rarely Spoken Word in France — Even After Kosher Grocery Terror
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.Read More


Was Terror Attack Tied to 'Muslim Future' Satire?

By Robert Zaretsky

Was Terror Attack Tied to 'Muslim Future' Satire?
By now, news of the massacre at the offices of the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo has reached the U.S. In perhaps the fullest account on this side of the Atlantic, the New York Times reports that the masked assailants—two according to a witness, three according to the police—burst into the lobby of the paper’s offices and began to fire their AK-47s, killing as many as a dozen people, including two police officers, before they fled the scene.Read More


Does Home Invasion Signal Beginning of End for French 'Israelites'?

By Robert Zaretsky

Does Home Invasion Signal Beginning of End for French 'Israelites'?
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?Read More



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