March 7, 2012

It's Sarkozy's Election to Lose - and He Will

Mark Kesselman, Al Jazeera

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In less than three months, Nicolas Sarkozy will probably become the second president in the 50-year history of the French Fifth Republic to be defeated for re-election. (The first time was in 1981, when incumbent president Valery Giscard d'Estaing lost to Francois Mitterrand.)

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Sarkozy's Free Speech Faux Pas
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The Foolish Euro Leaders' Boycott of Hollande
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March 7, 2012
Why Europe Needs Another Napoleon
James Poulos, Foreign Policy
Nearly 200 years after his death, Napoleon Bonaparte is finally getting the greatest honor our age can bestow: his own theme park. Napoleonland -- stop laughing -- was concocted by a former French minister to rival Disneyland in... more ››