Cancelled for denouncing Arab anti-Semitism, Bensoussan’s publicized trial has crystallized a larger malady that ails France’s intellectual life.

For a nation that collaborated in the Holocaust without being its ultimate perpetrator, France does a lot on remembrance policy — and rightly so. Schoolchildren are first taught the gruesome facts about the extermination of Europe’s Jews as early as age 11, and twice more in increasingly greater detail at…

The latest of the #NeverTrump manifestos is styled as an effort at civic healing, but it abdicates the partisan anchoring from which to effect it.

Divided We Fall: America’s Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation. By David French. St. Martin’s Press; 288 pages; $28.99.

Christians’ just rapport with the polis — how the conscience of the faithful cohabits in a mundane public square — is a puzzle still dogging Christianity. …

The retired academic and politician’s career stands as a testament that a different Europe — that a different West, for that matter — are possible.

A little over a year ago, as a friend and I set about adventuring into the treacherous realm of podcasting, Hungary’s alleged “democratic backsliding” was fast becoming a left-liberal media panic and we looked for a knowledgeable guest to give us the other side of the story. György Schöpflin did…

Kati Marton’s paean to the four-term chancellor overlooks the contested aspects of her legacy.

The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel. By Kati Marton. William Collins; 344 pages; $28.99.

You’ve heard it before, that special form of hubris indulged by politicians and their spin doctors when faced with defeat. “Ours was the better case,” they routinely boast in reference to their proposed candidate…

A new book argues that the media’s moral panic about race has distracted Americans from the chasm of class.

Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy. By Batya Ungar-Sargon. Encounter Books; 234 pages; $28.99.

As books go, 2020 was meritocracy’s annus horribilis. Daniel Markovits warned of The Meritocracy Trap, while The Tyranny of Merit earned Michael Sandel several book-of-the-year awards. Both books pointed to meritocracy’s potential to legitimize…

The right-wing journalist may be frowned upon by…

Jorge González-Gallarza

A writer in Paris, Jorge's work has featured in The Wall Street Journal, National Review, The American Conservative, The National Interest and elsewhere.

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