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Michel Gurfinkiel

Michel Gurfinkiel is the Founder and President of the Jean-Jacques Rousseau Institute, a conservative think-thank in France, and a Shillman/Ginsburg Fellow at Middle East Forum.
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Can Valls Deliver?

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Can a Napoleonic prime minister salvage France – and the French Left?

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Is France Going National-Socialist?

Monday, February 17th, 2014 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

A sinister trend breaks into the limelight.

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Francois Hollande’s Gayetgate in Perspective

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

The French don’t care much about the Hollande-Gayet scandal because they don’t care about marriage and family values anymore.

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Exodus: Migration of Jews Out of France Begins

Sunday, October 20th, 2013 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Will they head to Israel, or North America?

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Francois Hollande Misreads France’s Thoughts on Syria

Friday, September 13th, 2013 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Despite a two-century history with Syria, French citizens have little interest in joining Obama against Assad.

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The France/Jihadist Critical Mass

Monday, June 3rd, 2013 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

A sizable and growing part of France is in a state of virtual secession, if not virtual civil war.

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Will Scandals Drown Democracy in France?

Sunday, May 5th, 2013 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Not unlikely.

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Now, a French Spring?

Thursday, April 25th, 2013 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Is France poised for a revolution?

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Francois Hollande Praises Anti-Semitic Writer

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

He gives an honor generally reserved for the military to the vitriolic Stephane Hessel.

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Gun Control: It’s the Software, Stupid, Not the Hardware

Thursday, December 20th, 2012 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

After Newtown, the case for gun control seems irresistible. Except that facts, worldwide, do not validate it.

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France Waking Up to Its Anti-Semitism?

Thursday, November 15th, 2012 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Socialist François Hollande is showing support to French Jews. But they are still considering leaving.

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First Amendment, French Style

Sunday, November 4th, 2012 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Some French media don’t even care to report about Romney’s campaign. And they think they know about press freedom.

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No Future in France: Dire Times for French Jews

Sunday, August 12th, 2012 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

The Toulouse massacre did not bring French anti-Semitism to a halt. It actually increased.

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While France Vacations, Francois Hollande Lowers Expectations

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Until September 2, half the country will be disconnected from work or business.

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France Wants Israel to Recognize ‘Green Line’ — Yet France Does Not

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

You first.

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Not Over Yet: Francois Hollande Faces National Assembly Elections

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

What if the new socialist president of France does not win them next month?

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France: A Referendum on National Identity

Friday, May 4th, 2012 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Choosing a fate.

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France’s Fate: Socialist François Hollande Leads Presidential Election

Monday, April 23rd, 2012 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

But Marine Le Pen looks to be the real winner, and Nicolas Sarkozy is not done yet.

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Meet Azawad, Africa’s Newest Country

Thursday, April 12th, 2012 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

A secular Berber, pro-Western nation in the middle of the Sahara.

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The Jihad in France

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Mohammed Merah is suspected of killing seven people in eight days, including three Jewish children.

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France’s Election 2012: Secret Dealings Afoot?

Thursday, February 16th, 2012 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Do Nicolas Sarkozy and socialist challenger François Hollande have an understanding?

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Why Wasn’t France Downgraded Sooner?

Saturday, January 28th, 2012 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Everybody with a brain knew that France was broke. Nobody paid attention.

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France Has Second Thoughts About the Euro

Saturday, December 10th, 2011 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Public opinion in favor of the currency drops dramatically. Also read: Euro Deal Leaves Britain in Splendid Isolation

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The 94-Year-Old Frenchman Behind ‘Occupy’

Sunday, December 4th, 2011 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Stephane Fredric Hessel's best-selling brochure helped launch the movement.

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Somalia, Palestine, and France: Ghost Countries for Ghost Countries

Saturday, November 12th, 2011 - by Michel Gurfinkiel

Ex-state Somalia gets to vote for non-state Palestine at UNESCO. So does declining state France.

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