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Sideswiping Religious Freedom in France and Denmark
Sideswiping Religious Freedom in France and Denmark

Much of the French government’s recently proposed strategy and laws threaten religious freedom. Meanwhile, Denmark has also begun taking some troubling measures.

House Resolution Condemning Blasphemy Law a Small Bright Spot at the End of a Dark Year
House Resolution Condemning Blasphemy Law a Small Bright Spot at the End of a Dark Year

On December 7, 2020, the US House of Representatives by a vote of 386-3 passed House Resolution 512, which calls for the worldwide repeal of blasphemy, heresy, and apostasy laws.

State Privilege Won’t Save a Faith

Proponents of religious economy theory point to evidence suggesting that religious adherence decreases when a government actively promotes a church or hinders other beliefs.

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

Julian Jackson’s De Gaulle chronicles and catalogs the many twists and turns of de Gaulle’s life and leadership. His is an exhaustive and judicious book, but he does sprinkle in material that allows us to draw near to the man.

Macron, De Gaulle, America, and France
Macron, De Gaulle, America, and France

Headlines stressed French President Macron’s purportedly implied critique of Trump in his address to the United States Congress last week. But more significant is its continuity with the historical American-French friendship, however sometimes bumpy. Macron noted his speech was on the fifty-eighth anniversary of his predecessor President Charles de Gaulle’s 1960 address to the US Congress.

How Will France Defend Itself? An Analysis of the French National Security Strategy
How Will France Defend Itself? An Analysis of the French National Security Strategy

The French Ministry of the Armed Forces plans to increase defense spending from about 40.8 billion euros in 2017 to 42.8 billion euros in 2018, with increases projected to continue through 2025.

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.