Robert Zaretsky

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  • May 5, 2023
    Anger at President Emmanuel Macron has revived the casserolade, an expression of popular discontent that dates back centuries.
  • May 1, 2023
    It remains to be seen what Monday’s tidal wave will sweep away and what it will leave behind.
  • Apr 19, 2023
    The events at Sainte-Soline have received less attention from the international media than the pension-reform protests, but they are arguably more consequential.
  • Mar 23, 2023
    Mais oui, the garbage collectors of Paris are still on strike, part of massive demonstrations opposing French President Emmanuel Macron’s effort to raise the national...
  • Feb 21, 2023
    Attritional trench warfare and the terrible logic of the sunk cost return to Europe.
  • Jan 30, 2023
    French workers are outraged at raising the retirement age. But is laziness driving the outrage or something deeper?
  • Jan 10, 2023
    Little less than a year ago, French President Emmanuel Macron flew to Moscow to meet with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. He had requested the meeting, determined to...