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Past articles by Rachel:

Following the Trail of a Nazi Mass Murderer Who Was Never Caught

Philippe Sands’s “The Ratline” tells the story of a loving family man who was also a high-ranking Nazi official responsible for the deaths of thousands. → Read More

The Coming Setback for Women in the Workplace

Countries across Europe are setting out schedules for reopening businesses, yet schools remain closed. How will that work? → Read More

Nothing Prepares You for Visiting Omaha Beach

The grief at the Normandy American Cemetery feels world-historical. → Read More

Why France’s Former Prime Minister Wants to Be a Mayor in Spain

Manuel Valls is running for office in Barcelona, where his trumpeting of European values has gained little traction in the face of everyday politics. → Read More

As Yellow Vest Protests Continue in Paris, Their Aims Remain Unclear

As weekly protests continue in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron is still trying to figure out what the “yellow vest” movement wants. It’s not an easy task. → Read More

A Novel Made for the “Yellow Vest” Moment

Michel Houellebecq’s latest provocation takes aim at the EU. → Read More

An Open Letter to Elena Ferrante—Whoever You Are

The pseudonymous author has said all along that her identity lies in her writing. I’ve followed the literary clues. Here’s where they’ve led me. → Read More

Trump’s Visit Highlights Threads of Increasing Global Disorder

France’s Macron, who had wooed the new U.S. president, now decries “the selfishness of countries that regard only their own interests. → Read More

Italy Defied Starbucks—Until It Didn't

The chain’s new store in Milan reveals some unexpected ways that coffee connects with national identity. → Read More

V.S. Naipaul, Delver of Colonialism Through Unsparing Books, Dies at 85

Mr. Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001, wrote about the liberation movements that swept across Africa and the Caribbean, where he was born. → Read More

France’s World Cup Victory Is a Win for Emmanuel Macron

At stake was not only a clash of soccer teams, but also a clash of worldviews. → Read More

Donald Trump’s ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ Performance in Britain

The British media tries to figure out the American president. → Read More

A Funeral for a Vision of Europe

France celebrates the icon and Holocaust survivor Simone Veil, at a time when her ideals are under threat. → Read More

What Germany's World Cup Loss to South Korea Means

The geopolitical metaphors practically write themselves. → Read More

It’s the Right Wing’s Italy Now

The new interior minister is calling for more deportations of migrants. → Read More

It’s the Right Wing’s Italy Now

The new interior minister is calling for more deportations of migrants. → Read More

European Politicians Are Suddenly Quoting Dostoyevsky

The writer offered an expansive vision of Europe and “the Russian soul” that appeals to leaders seeking rapprochement. → Read More

Spitting in Europe’s Face Won’t Help Italy

The collapse of a populist coalition may be good for stability in the short term, but in the long term it’s bad for democracy. → Read More

Italy’s Populist Victory Is Both Tragedy and Farce

The advent of a Euroskeptic government in a founding member state of the European Union may be a point of no return. → Read More

#MeToo Hits the Nobel Prizes

There will be no prize for literature this year, while the Swedish Academy that awards it reckons with a sex-abuse scandal. → Read More