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A French Requiem  

On January 7, the literary event everyone was expecting did not occur. Indeed, the long-awaited publication of Michel Houellebecq’s latest novel, Soumission—which envisions, in 2022, the second round of a French presidential election opposing Marine Le Pen, leader of the …

When Humanitarianism Turns Realistic  

Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed: The MSF Experience by Claire Magone, Michael Neuman, and Fabrice Weissman, eds. Columbia University Press, 2011, 250 pp. On March 19, 2011, French and British forces, with the military support of the United States, launched a massive …

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