Dec 21, 2008

European left is sidelined by contradictions

PARIS — The riots that have rampaged across Greece may have many causes, but one that is rarely mentioned is the fracturing of the Greek left into George Papandreou’s traditional socialist party, PASOK, and an increasingly radicalized faction that refuses all accommodation with either ...

May 1, 2008

What exactly is the West?

PARIS — Everyone everywhere has by now heard about the “clash of civilizations.” This Samuel Huntington concept has become universal. In the 1950s, French economist Alfred Sauvy had a comparable success with the expression “Third World.” One reason these phrases gain wide acceptance is ...