The House of Cards Generation

LILLE – I like House of Cards. I like it to the point that I watched the second season in less than 24 hours. I like Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. I like how they portray their characters, Frank and Claire Underwood, a couple who will engineer any imaginable Machiavellian plans in order in the […]

Hollande and the Left-Wing Paradox

François Hollande has been in power for almost a year. He was elected on a platform containing three main themes: fight unregulated finance, do politics differently, and solve the chronic deficit of the national budget. He was elected by a wide coalition of voters, ranging from a traditional – now seen as radical and old […]

We Always Need More Democracy!

The ball is now in the Socialist Party camp. Friday, former Prime Minister Lionel Jospin released a report to President François Hollande, assessing the state of French democracy and offered a list of propositions to improve it. With this 130-page report, available here (in French), we can see all the flaws that have caused the […]

Hollande’s Reaction to Paris 1961 Massacre

This Wednesday, October 17th, the French President, Francois Hollande declared that the French Republic “clearly acknowledges the blood-ridden” repression of the Algerian protest in Paris on October 17th 1961. Mr. Hollande asserts that, “ On October 17th 1961, Algerians who were protesting for their right of independence, were killed in a brutal repression… Fifty-one years […]