How Western is the Bikini?

France has recently decided that women must bare their flesh at the beach. No burkinis allowed. Not my idea of liberty but hey, France is a sovereign nation and I don’t have to go there. The rationale for the banning of the burkini seems to be that it is a foreign and alien importation into…

Dictatorship Blog: November 15 2015

On Friday, the French President declared a state of emergency which, at time of writing, is still in place. Six times this declaration has been made since WWII but it’s only the second time (in the same period) such a state has been imposed within the French mainland. Nevertheless, France is accustomed to states of…