Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

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Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry writes about religion, culture, politics, economics, business and technology. He is a columnist at The Week, a contributor at Forbes, a blogger at the Patheos Catholic portal and a business and economics columnist at the French news website Atlantico.

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Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry writes about religion, culture, politics, economics, business and technology. He is a columnist at The Week, a contributor at Forbes, a blogger at the Patheos Catholic portal and a business and economics columnist at the French news website Atlantico.

His writing has appeared in the Wall Street JournalFirst ThingsCommentaryThe AtlanticQuartzThe Daily BeastLe FigaroThe American InterestThe American Scene and even Fashionista.

Previously, he co-created the technology analysis service BI Intelligence and worked as a freelance financial analyst covering technology.

He holds an MSc in management from HEC Paris and lives in Paris with his beloved wife and daughter.

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Eight Priorities for Any Republican Plan to Replace Obamacare

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

Republicans can’t just repeal Obamacare—they need to have a plan for replacing it, in the first 100 days of Trump’s administration.

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National Review Online / December 15, 2016

How Francois Fillon Scrambled the French Election

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

A recent primary result heralds the potential not only for a U.S.-style conservative moment in French politics, but for a decisive shifting of the so-called Overton Window, the implicit matrix in a society for what you can talk about and not talk about in public.

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The Week / November 30, 2016

Why President Trump Could be a Blessing for Congress

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

Trump’s presidency offers an opportunity for a bipartisan coalition to rein in executive power for the first time since Watergate, and for Congress to become the driving force for policy once more.

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The Week / November 16, 2016

Pope Francis’s Deal With China is a Disaster

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

It would not only be morally indefensible, it would also amount to nothing less than a dynamiting of Chinese Catholicism.

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The Week / November 3, 2016

Bob Dylan’s Biblical Imagination

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

Most of the conversation that followed Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize in Literature missed perhaps the most important window into the work of the great poet: that his poetry is deeply, profoundly shaped by the Bible.

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The Week / October 14, 2016

Vladimir Putin is Trying to Take Down Liberal Democracy — and He Might be Winning

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

It says something about this election cycle that the story of Vladimir Putin apparently trying to meddle with the U.S. presidential race by hacking the DNC and releasing emails to make Hillary Clinton look bad has faded from the headlines.

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The Week / September 14, 2016

Mother Teresa Sometimes Didn’t Believe in God. That Makes Her an Example of Faith.

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

Mother Teresa’s incredible perseverance in the face of her spiritual hardships makes her an even greater saint than we already thought, not a “worse” one.

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The Week / September 8, 2016

The Boomers Have an Unrelenting Death Grip on America

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

If Hillary is the Boomers’ nostalgia-filled ego trip, Trump is the Boomers’ fear of impending doom and insecurity.

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The Week / August 9, 2016

Why Conservatives Failed to Stop Donald Trump

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

#NeverTrump never coalesced around an alternative candidate because the conservative movement is in a full-blown identity crisis.

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The Week / July 20, 2016

Why Leaving the EU is the Right Decision for the UK

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

The British people have done something eminently responsible: they voted for liberal democracy in response to elites that have been out of touch for decades.

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The Week / June 24, 2016

Elon Musk’s Artificial Intelligence

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

Elon Musk’s Twitter-friendly joke suggests that our AI gurus actually know a lot less about what they’re doing than they think they do. Which, depending on your perspective, is either reassuring or terrifying.

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The Week / June 9, 2016

Robert Dear and the Unheralded Vindication of the Pro-Life Movement

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

The Planned Parenthood shooter is not some smoking gun proving that pro-life rhetoric causes abortion clinic shootings. If anything, he is simply evidence that insanity plus guns leads to shootings.

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The Week / May 13, 2016