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Wrapped Arc de Triomphe is Christo’s fleeting gift to Paris

A little over a year after Christo’s death at the age of 84, “L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped” is a reality. About 270,000 square feet of silvery blue fabric, shimmering in the changing light of Paris…

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Dueling claims to power. Broken institutions. How does Haiti fix this?

Claude Joseph, the interim prime minister, and eight of the 10 remaining members of Parliament in the entire country of 11 million people have both said they have a legitimate right to assume…

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France battles over whether to cancel or celebrate Napoleon, 200 years since his death

In the current zeitgeist, Napoleon’s decisive role as founder of the modern French state tends to pale beside his record as colonizer, warmonger and enslaver

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Biden tells allies ‘America is back,’ but Macron and Merkel push back

Biden used the moment to warn about the need for a common strategy in pushing back at an Internet-fueled narrative, promoted by both Chinese and Russian Presidents 

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How Trump lowered America’s standing in the world

America, under Trump, has lost the credibility and legitimacy that were cornerstones of its influence.

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Trump, or the last stand of White America

Donald Trump has been all about the fear of replacement, or as it’s sometimes called, “the great replacement.” His has been the stand — I am tempted to say the last stand — of whites against…

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