Read along with the Global Comment editors as they explore stories about hope, a new Algerian publishing imprint, and the Haitian diaspora.
This week, Global Comment editors are reading about women in fracking country, the French election, Muslims in America, and conditions in Syria.
Le Front National, France’s neo-Nazi nationalist party, didn’t spring up in a vacuum. Learn about the history of the right in France — and why their populist rhetoric doesn’t equate to supporting ordinary French people.
The rapid expansion of the surveillance state should be cause for concern; even if you have nothing to hide.
Join Global Comment’s editors with some of our favourite reads for the week on political culture, life, and a little marine biology.
From the burkini ban to the 1920s ‘modesty police’, it’s always been political.
Global Comment’s editors are reading about homosexuality and Islam, LGBQT rights in Turkey, the resurgence of the Confederate flag under the influence of Trump, Paris after terrorism, and a brave new world of bioethics for fish eaters.
Islamophobia from pundits aside, the world of Islamic fashion is growing steadily, and has much to offer to Muslimahs and non-Muslims alike.
If France manages to fight Muslim extremists without antagonizing its Muslim population, it wins.
France is left with a sticky precedent of a cultural faux-pas that resonates of rampant xenophobia.