Symbolic Politics

Emmanuel Macron is putting the resistance fighter Missak Manouchian in the Pantheon but has disinvited the Rassemblement National from the ceremony. The RN intends to make its presence felt anyway […]

The State of the European Union, Part 5: La Politique Politicienne

5. Politics In a broad survey piece like this, I can’t cover party politics across Europe in any detail. Even summarizing political developments in the countries I follow closely is […]

The State of the European Union, Part 4: The Environment

This is the fourth part of a series of posts on the state of the European Union. 4. The Environment Environmental concerns have transformed politics in Europe more profoundly than […]

State of the European Union, Part 3: The Economy

3. Economy For most of its history, economic issues have dominated the politics of the European Union at both the national level and the European level. Unfortunately, those two debates–national […]

State of the European Union, Part 2

This is the second installment of a series of posts on the European Union, the first of which appeared here yesterday and dealt with security. Today’s topic is: Immigration European […]

The State of the European Union, Part I

Having been charged by The Tocqueville Review with the task of contributing a reflection on the state of the European Union as a prelude to the European parliamentary elections, I […]

David Bell – The Campaign Enters the Courts… And the Old Age Clinic

[NOTE TO READERS: This Election Chronicle is also being published in French and Spanish translations at Le Grand Continent]. As I predicted in an earlier post, the presidential campaign these […]

| 9 February 2024 |

A Guided Tour of the Russia Sanctions

This is a book review of Christine Abely’s The Russia Sanctions: The Economic Response to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2024)   When Russia invaded Ukraine […]

Is the US Constitution Dead?

Review: Erwin Chemerinsky, Worse Than Nothing: The Dangerous Fallacy of Originalism (Yale University Press)   In 2010, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case involving the constitutionality of […]

Attal’s “Rearmament”

In his inaugural speech to the National Assembly today, French prime minister Gabriel Attal used the word “rearmament” 14 times, “poverty” only once. He indicated that his government would be […]