Robert Zaretsky


Fascism and France Today

By Robert Zaretsky

Fascism and France Today
Zeev Sternhell, one of the top historians of modern France and a leading Israeli intellectual, talks with Robert Zaretsky about anti-Semitism in Europe and Israel’s war in Gaza.Read More


Did Right-Wing French Jews Provoke Anti-Semitic Violence?

By Robert Zaretsky

Did Right-Wing French Jews Provoke Anti-Semitic Violence?
The Jewish Defense League portrays itself as being on the front lines of defending French Jews. But Robert Zaretsky asks if the right-wing group may have provoked some anti-Semitic incidents .Read More


France Must Reckon With Its Anti-Semitism Problem

By Robert Zaretsky

France Must Reckon With Its Anti-Semitism Problem
There’s palpaple hatred for Jews in the streets of France. Robert Zaretsky thinks it’s way past time for the nation to come to terms with this frightening problem.Read More


100 Years Later, Revisiting Franz Kafka's 'The Trial' and World War I

By Robert Zaretsky

100 Years Later, Revisiting Franz Kafka's 'The Trial' and World War I
This year marks the centennial of World War I and Franz Kafka’s “The Trial.” Both landmarks of modernity defied comprehension in 1914 —  and still do.Read More


France's Quickly Changing Face

By Robert Zaretsky

France's Quickly Changing Face
Recent municipal elections in France point to an increase in support for harsh anti-immigration policies. Robert Zaretsky sees in the ascendancy of these views a turn toward the worse.Read More



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