My french chronicles (4): Rififi in Charlieland

Remember last January 7th and the Charlie Hebdo shooting that decimated the satirist journal, boosted Hollande’s opinion ratings (for a short period), enabled that mostly irrelevant journal to go from an audience of a few tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands in addition to massive state subsidies – all in the space of a few […]

Hypocrisy and corruption, teats of the delinquent political class

This is the English version, slightly shortened, of my Feb 23 article on (mostly) French politics in the wake of the friendship scandals between members of the French government and since-gone dictators. Since then Foreign Minister Alliot-Marie has been replaced by Alain Juppé. ______________________________ My friends, what a ball we’re having since the tsunami of […]