Robert Zaretsky reads “A Fragile Life” by Todd May in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Robert Zaretsky reflects on 250th anniversary of Catherine the Great’s Legislative Commission to propose a new code of law for the Russian Empire.
Robert Zaretsky plumbs the depths of “The Shadow Land” by Elizabeth Kostova.
Robert Zaretsky explores how Paul Ricoeur’s ethics inform Emmanuel Macron’s politics.
Robert Zaretsky ponders reverence in the Age of Trump.
Robert Zaretsky interviews Mohammad Hekmat, an English-to-Farsi translator, about Camus, cultural differences, and censorship.
As Shlomo Sand suggests in his new book, the French intellectual was never what he was cracked up to be.
Robert Zaretsky interviews Bérengère Viennot, who is tasked with translating Donald Trump’s speeches into French, broken syntax and all.
Robert Zaretsky implores you to remember.
Robert Zaretsky explains that there are no easy answers in “The Némirovsky Question” by Susan Rubin Suleiman.
Robert Zaretsky examines Marianne, the symbol of French Republic, and the debate over the burkini.
Robert Zaretsky on Alice Kaplan's "Looking For 'The Stranger'."