Andrew Hussey

Andrew Hussey is author of The French Intifada: The Long War Between France and its Arabs. He lives in Paris

Talk of a civil war in France is overblown – for now

Is France at war? Alain Finkielkraut, one of the most popular and respected – if controversial – intellectuals in France, appears to think so. Finkielkraut recently made further enemies by joining a growing set of French intellectuals, writers and politicians who say that France is in the midst of a desperate battle. To Finkielkraut, the