Jean Jaures

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Front de Gauche candidate for the 2012 French presidential election Jean-Luc Melenchon (R), flanked by French leader of the French communist party  Pierre Laurent (C), reads ‘L’Humanité’. Photograph:  AFP Photo/Pierre Verdy/Getty Images

The French Communist newspaper L’Humanité is unable to pay its bills and has been placed under judiciary supervision. A commercial court will decid(...)

Karl Marx, born 200 years ago this month, was a man of huge gifts who bequeathed to his followers an impressive intellectual legacy spanning economics, philosophy, history and politics. Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Karl Marx, born 200 years ago this month, was a man of huge gifts who bequeathed an impressive intellectual legacy spanning economics, philosophy, his(...)

French presidential election candidates Emmanuel Macron,   for the En Marche! movement, and  Marine Le Pen,  for the far-right Front National party. Photographs:  Eric Feferberg,Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images

The French presidential election campaign officially ended at midnight on Friday. Radio and television stations are banned from discussing candidates(...)

 François Hollande  during the opening of the international anti-corruption practitioner conference at the OECD in Paris  yesterday. Photograph: Francois Guillot/Reuters

France’s first socialist government was elected in May 1936, against a backdrop of economic crisis, the rise of populist nationalism in France and fas(...)

French riot police stand on the side of the road to prevent migrants from approaching lorries on the road leading to the ferry port in Calais, northern France. Photograph: AFP Photo

Thousands of migrants from the Middle East and Africa live in makeshift encampments in Paris, Calais and elsewhere. The migrant crisis created tension(...)

French socialist leader and newspaper director Jean Jaurès. “Jaurès spoke in his beautiful, deep voice . . . He gave some instructions to his political collaborators . . . Jaurès’s instructions! One has to have heard them to know in what a gentle voice he gave his instructions.” Photograph: Manuel/Getty Images

THE ASSASSINATION How did the horrible thing happen? It must be told. We must set down here the terrifying evening, for history.Jaurès had come to the(...)

For more than a decade, Jean Jaurès observed the rise of nationalism and territorial and military rivalry between great powers. No one was more lucid (...)