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William Debost

Student of Economics, International Relations and History at McGill University. Born and raised in Paris, William holds French and Canadian dual citizenship. Biculturalism has always been an important part of his life, which is one of the reasons why he chose to study in Montreal. His main areas of interest in today’s world are the European Union, French politics, and current issues in political economy. He is delighted to take part in the Political Bouillon project, and has no doubt this experience will help him in his aspiration to be an “engaged spectator” (using the words of Raymond Aron) of world affairs.

Is Centrism in France Doomed to Fail?

A new French political party was born on Sunday, October 21st. The Union for Democrats and Independents (UDI) is a coalition of centrist parties that will be presided by Jean-Louis Borloo, a former minister under both Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy’s presidencies. Speaking to a large crowd in Paris, Mr. Borloo reaffirmed his ambition for the UDI: to become the ...

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