France

The Spengler Society & Michel Houellebecq

After decades of relative neglect, Oswald Spengler is being remembered as one of the undisputed key thinkers of the 20th century—and as a philosopher whose predictions about the future of the West seem to fulfil themselves at a surprising speed.

Yvan Blot (1948-2018)

Yvan Blot, the French politician, civil servant, and man of letters, died on 10 October 2018 aged 70.

Bastiat necktie

The Montreal Economic Institute has produced a limited number of neckties featuring the image of the 19th century French economist, legislator, and writer, Claude Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850).

The Defeat of the French Right

On the eve of François Hollande’s 2012 election as President of France, thousands of jubilant people gathered at Place de la Bastille in Paris. This gave observers an overview of the Socialist Party’s clientele. Indeed, images of the event showed many people brandishing the flags of other countries, perhaps their “countries of origin,” as the phrase goes. It brings a few questions to mind: Might it have been a prodrome…