Zemmour, Eric

As French Elections Loom, Macron Tries to Strike a Balance

PARIS — Rarely has a modern French leader embraced the powers of the presidency as forcefully as Emmanuel Macron. From his earliest days in office, Mr. Macron was called “Jupiter” by the news media, the king of the gods who ruled by hurling down lightning bolts. But if that image has helped Mr. Macon push […]

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The Quiet Flight of Muslims From France

PARIS — France’s wounded psyche is the invisible character in every one of Sabri Louatah’s novels and the hit television series he wrote. He speaks of his “sensual, physical, visceral love” for the French language and of his attachment to his hometown in southeastern France, bathed in its distinctive light. He closely monitors the campaign […]

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Marine Le Pen, Kicking Off Her Campaign, Tries to Embody Credibility

PARIS — Marine Le Pen has long used fiery rhetoric and hard-hitting proposals to fight her way to power in France. But for her third presidential bid, she has struck an unusual tone: serenity. On Saturday, Ms. Le Pen, a far-right leader, used social media to kick off the final stretch of her campaign with […]

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As French Election Looms, Candidates Stake Out Tough Positions on Migrants

PARIS — An out-of-control influx of immigrants. A threat to French identity and stability. A reason to urgently close France’s frontiers. The issue of immigration is dominating political debate in the country five months before presidential elections, as candidates on the right as well as the left harden their positions. The drowning last week of […]

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