Laetitia Strauch-Bonart

Cherchez La Femme

The case of François and Penelope Fillon showcases a surprising number of French political vices

Brexit bébé

Nation states are back for the children of the post-Brexit era

Overrated: Emmanuel Macron

It is doubtful whether the rising star of French politics will live up to the hope and hype

Tell It Like It Is

Is language just a tool, or can it be an end as well as a means?

Why Brexit Could Be A Blessing For Europe

The Brexiteers are much misunderstood by my compatriots across the Channel. A Europe of nations is what the continent needs

After Paris, Who Will Speak For France?

My country has been let down by its leaders. The French problem is intractable, but the fightback must begin with enforcing the rule of law  

From Jargon To Incantation

An update of Roger Scruton's takedown of Leftist intellectuals is even sharper than its predecessor

Conservative, Moi? Jamais De La Vie!

It’s the political label that dares not speak its name in France. And Nicolas Sarkozy’s latest rebranding exercise will change nothing

Left Foot Forward

A plethora of new Left-leaning French magazines show that in France the intellectuals remain socialist

Clowns To The Left Of Me

Intellelectualism is something France is famous for — but in today's globalised world the French have come to doubt themselve

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"