208 Articles by: David Broder

Page 1 of 11 Next

David Broder is Jacobin’s Europe editor and a historian of French and Italian communism.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon: We’re in Danger Because the Government No Longer Controls the Police

Emmanuel Macron’s party has accused an “incendiary” left of stirring up violent protests after the police murder of 17-year-old Nahel Merzouk. For left-wing leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the problem is the government’s failure to rein in unaccountable police.

When Italy’s Escalator Ground to a Halt

Postwar Italy’s “escalator” system kept wages ahead of price hikes. In the 1980s, a socialist government brought it grinding to a halt — sending workers’ incomes on a decades-long downward trend.