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A hologram, a family scandal and a man on the march: the French election just got really exciting

Paul Smith, Associate Professor in French and Francophone studies, writes for The Conversation Embattled presidential candidate Fran├žois Fillon probably looked at the political calendar in the first week of February and thanked his lucky stars that the spotlight shifted, for a weekend at least, to other candidates in the French election race. Lyon became the …

The 2016 election: A seismic shift to the right

Christopher Phelps, Associate Professor of American History, Department of American and Canadian Studies at The University of Nottingham, blogs about the extraordinary outcome of the 2016 race to the White House. The stunning upset victory of Donald J. Trump over Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election signifies a seismic shift to the right in …