How the dubious ideas of a 19th-century Frenchman reverberate in 2016
Why the unemployment, racist rhetoric, and disenchanted public Hollande currently faces is reminiscent of 1938.
The country has seen at least a dozen men and women who have either set, or tried to set, themselves aflame since 2011. Do the incidents reflect economic desperation?
Stephane Hessel's ideas are lived on by Europe's new, fringe political parties. Will they stain or sustain his legacy?