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Ep. 49: When Religion and Populism Mix - Germany France Donald Trump
Ep. 49: When Religion and Populism Mix

Tobias Cremer, a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, speaks with Mark Melton about the role religion plays in…

Religion in European and American Populist Movements
Religion in European and American Populist Movements

During Providence’s monthly social hour in DC on Feb. 24, 2020, Tobias Cremer spoke about his research findings and explained…

“I am here to save the honor of France”: Charles de Gaulle and the American Future
“I am here to save the honor of France”: Charles de Gaulle and the American Future

For a time, a brief and momentous time, he was France. It is one of history’s strangest moments. France besieged;…

More Than a Game: Religious Persecution Endangers Egypt’s Future

Last spring, in the 53rd minute of a hotly contested soccer match between two of the most famous soccer clubs…

Marion Le Pen, Catholics, Protestants, Conservatives, CPAC
Marion Le Pen, Catholics, Protestants & Conservatives

French National Party politico Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, 28 year old granddaughter of party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, spoke at the annual conservative jamboree CPAC. Marion Le Pen is beautiful and compelling, but wariness is in order.

Vichy France
Marine Le Pen, France & the Holocaust

Leading French National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has sparked controversy by claiming France bears no responsibility for French police collaboration in the 1942 Vél d’Hiv arrest of 13,000 Jews, who were shipped to their demise at Auschwitz.

French Presidential Debate Reveals Candidates’ Foreign Policy
French Presidential Debate Reveals Candidates’ Foreign Policy

Last evening’s French presidential debate was unprecedented: never before had such confrontation between the candidates occurred before the first round of voting.

Three French Presidents, a Cardinal & a Martyr
Three French Presidents, a Cardinal & a Martyr

It’s somewhat unusual to see many senior French officials together in church. But three French presidents attended the mass at…

France’s 1968 Chaos & Democracy’s Fragility

June 23 marks the anniversary of the greatest electoral triumph in French history, with supporters of President DeGaulle winning over…