Articles by Tim King
While we await Friday's developments in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case, the non-French press, following John Lichfield's excellent piece in yesterday's Independent, has moved on to discuss the...
Sarkozy has overturned 50 years of French reluctance to fight in western coalitions
Using hindsight is an infallibly bad way of looking at history—yet regrettably most of us do it all the time. It is remarkably difficult to step into the skin of someone alive even 70 years ago, to...
Scandals and infighting are stopping the Socialists cashing in on Sarkozy’s huge unpopularity
Today, for the third time in a month, France goes on strike.What for this time?The same as last time—and the time before. They want to prevent the government raising the retirement age from...
The battle for ownership of France's state-subsidised paper of record has dealt a blow to Sarkozy. Could this be a turning point for French politics?
The summer brings travelling family circuses—like Le Cirque de Provence, which has been performing here for 26 years. Plus, film subsidies and Fadéla Amara's plan for the banlieues
Michel Onfray is a typically French philosopher: rebellious yet conventional, political but not parti pris, half shaman, half fool. He also promotes lesser known vegetables
France's new president has been as hyperactive in office as he was on the campaign trail. But real reform has yet to come