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Punk and disorderly

Punk and disorderly

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: K-pop versus J-pop, a simple life in the Pyrenees, and Žižek gets hot and bothered.

Inside New Caledonia’s long fight to independence

Inside New Caledonia’s long fight to independence

New Caledonia is expected to maintain ties to France in its upcoming referendum, but it is marked by increasingly stark divisions.

Did the missile attack on Syria really happen?

Did the missile attack on Syria really happen?

Western military attacks on Syria's chemical weapons sites serve little purpose, are entirely incoherent, and part of profoundly flawed interventionist urge that plays out as ritual that may as well be fake.

Crocodile Dundee in Munich: the sequel that never was

Crocodile Dundee in Munich: the sequel that never was

With Munich’s famous Oktoberfest coming to a climax this week, clam-handed castaway Richard Ogier has the city’s DIY denizens decidedly non-plussed.

Rundle: heady hours for centrist France as Macron thumps Le Pen

Rundle: heady hours for centrist France as Macron thumps Le Pen

Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has won a convincing victory in round two of the French presidential elections, defeating National Front candidate Marine Le Pen by about 65% to 35%. The figure is somewhat better than was forecast throughout most of the lead-up to the final bout, with Macron leading Le Pen by 60%-40% in polls. […]

Rundle: on the troubled streets of a France that’s burning

Rundle: on the troubled streets of a France that’s burning

Could Marine Le Pen win the 2017 French election after all?

Rundle: history — of France and the world — happens in the expo park

Rundle: history — of France and the world — happens in the expo park

Could far-right darling Marine Le Pen possibly beat centrist Emmanuel Macron? Stranger things have happened.

France’s youth call bullshit on boomers’ faith in centrism, globalisation

France’s youth call bullshit on boomers’ faith in centrism, globalisation

Younger people have been confounding older people from society’s very dawn, and the recent first-round French presidential elections have proved no different.

Rundle: for France’s traditional left, le fin

Rundle: for France’s traditional left, le fin

Barring a miracle or collective polling error -- neither of which favour a secular mainstream party -- Benoit Hamon and the Parti Socialiste are toast.

Right-wing France will beat the crepe out of leftists come polling day, unless …

Right-wing France will beat the crepe out of leftists come polling day, unless …

The left parties effectively conceded defeat by fielding six candidates, writes freelance journalist in France Alan Austin.