‘Collapsologie’: How Things Fall Apart
The flippancy with which the collapsologues declare that a future of environmental disaster, economic meltdown, and societal failure is just around the corner can be quite chilling: “By 2035, the French Republic, the European Union, will not exist.”
January 21, 2020
An Interview with Guy Verhofstadt
Michał Matlak: Do you have your preferred option for settling Brexit? Guy Verhofstadt: My preferred option is clearly No Brexit. Brexit is a bad development for the European Union, and it will be a catastrophe for the UK, especially in the case of a no-deal Brexit.
October 16, 2019
‘The Pain Never Went Away’
The problems had started in the factory where you worked. I described it in my first novel, The End of Eddy: one afternoon we got a call from the factory informing us that something heavy had fallen on you. Your back was mangled, crushed. They told us it would be years before you could even walk.
February 4, 2019
Trouble at Home for Emmanuel Macron
Last week, before heading to the US, Emmanuel Macron denounced “authoritarian democracy,” but praised “the authority of democracy.” After his first year in office, the French are finding that the difference between these two concepts is sometimes very thin.
April 24, 2018