Nicolas Sarkozy

France Shows the Way

Sudeep Paul

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 Decade in Review

President Sarah Palin, Google dollars and the birth of the new state of Talibstan. Tsk tsk, and that’s the good news compared to China’s response to India’s ‘obduracy’ on Tibet and Aishwarya Rai.


Old fogey politicians in France try to enact reactionary laws to deal with Internet piracy


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