Many Napoleons

Discovering the French emperor through forgotten histories even as Ridley Scott asks historians to ‘get a life’

The Moral Museum

Unlike Belgium or France, Britain still refuses to repatriate its colonial loot

A Question of Equality

The French riots show a diminutive Macron before Modi’s visit

Messi, Football’s Picasso, Paints his Guernica in Lusail Stadium

He has always been a better player than most of his illustrious predecessors. With his stunning farewell, the Argentine captain elevates himself to the status of legends Pele and Maradona

Kylian Mbappé: The Game Changer

Like Maradona in 1986 and Ronaldo in 2002, Kylian Mbappé can bend a match to his will

Points of View

India of the 1800s and 1900s seen through a French and Indian lens

Emmanuel Macron: Mr Europe

A divided France and a delighted EU await the re-elected president

France Shows the Way

From the 2011 veil ban law to the recent senate vote on the hijab, the French remain institutionally and instinctively committed to laïcité, the original model of secularism

The Hallmark of Politics

The profound arrogance that sometimes manifests itself in supposedly knowing what is good for others


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