A Charmed Life May Not Last

Political Science Associate Professor Jonathan Laurence writes in “Room for Debate,” a blog of the New York Times | Earlier this week, he discussed the case of the recent shootings in France with NPR.

Despite its demographic mix, the city’s population became famous for its tolerance – partly because there has rarely been a purely “majority” majority to begin with. When four other cities in the same region of Provence voted for National Front mayors in the mid-1990s, during a wave of anti-immigrant sentiment, Marseille elected a centrist who had once defeated the party’s founder, Jean-Marie Le Pen, in a regional election. To read more, click here.