19 Articles by: Harrison Stetler

Harrison Stetler is a freelance journalist and teacher based in Paris.

Far-Right Media Tycoons Are Poisoning French Democracy

French presidential candidates are meant to have equal access to the airwaves. But the buildup to this month’s election instead shows how unaccountable billionaire media owners can set the political agenda — and promote astroturf far-right candidates.


Changing Our Individual Behavior Isn’t Going to Save the Planet

Two years since his fuel tax hike was sunk by the Yellow Vests protests, Emmanuel Macron’s new climate law again exhorts the French to show “willpower” in the fight to “make the world great again.” But the law does nothing to impose limits on the most environmentally damaging businesses — instead blaming climate change on citizens’ failure to alter their habits.