Jean Daniel founded Le Nouvel Observateur, for which he remains the principal commentator. He has published over twenty books. (December 2011)


Islamism’s New Clothes

Hamadi Jebali, general secretary of Ennahda (the Renaissance Party), its leader Rached Ghannouchi, and party member Abdehhamid Jilassi at a press conference five days after Ennahda’s victory in Tunisian elections, Tunis, October 28, 2011
Many of us were wrong about the Tunisian elections on October 23. The most important result was not so much the victory of the Islamist Renaissance Party, or Ennahda—which won 89 out of 217 seats in the Constituent Assembly that will write a new constitution for the country—but the desire …