Patrick Marnham

Can Macron wear the General’s uniform?

The young French president aspires to lead Europe, emulating the heroic Charles de Gaulle in charisma and ambition, if not in stature

Can Macron Save France — Or Is He Its Undertaker?

The youthful President inherits a broken political system and a disillusioned electorate. He has five years to rescue the Fifth Republic

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"