In Brussels, national elites are shielding themselves from their citizens.
The 'kidnap' scandal involving a French charity in Chad is a product of the reckless self-righteousness of humanitarian interventionism.
The people of Europe should have the ultimate say over any EU Treaty. Yet some of those calling for a referendum on the matter are driven by an anti-democratic impulse.
The European left is fast turning the French president into the new bogeyman of Europe. Yet his power base and political programme are not as coherent as they claim.
The Turkish army is not alone in seeking to override the democratic process in Turkey in order to get the right result.
Must-reads from the past week
Days of Glory has a less-than-subtle political message: we should all be good patriots now, regardless of our skin colour.
When Castro fell ill there was a fevered debate about what will happen to Cuba when he dies. In fact, much ‘transition’ has already occurred.
The French student protests might be lively, but they have failed to break free of the politics of the past.
You know the political malaise in France is bad when they start looking to moribund Britain for inspiration.
Measures such as the Working Time Directive make a virtue out of economic exhaustion.