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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How Christianity Invented Children

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

Christianity’s invention of the cultural idea of children as treasured human being was an outgrowth of its most stupendous and revolutionary idea: the radical equality, and the infinite value, of every single human being as a beloved child of God.

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The Week / April 23, 2015

Probing the Heart of French Malaise

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

France is in the throes of a unique cultural moment — one that stretches way beyond the soul-searching debates over Islamist violence and Muslim integration, or arguments over its economic travails, fractious labor politics and troubling brain drain.

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New York Times / April 14, 2015

Apartment Hunting in Paris Reminds Me Why I’m a Conservative

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

Well-meaning lefties reassure themselves that they are doing God’s work by punishing landlords and passing well-intentioned regulations, while the very people they are trying to help are left poorly housed (or not housed at all) by their policies.

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The Week / April 14, 2015

5 Reasons to Distrust the Iran Deal

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

Whether Iran’s leadership are just apparatchiks, or whether they truly believe what they say they believe, no one can say. But this risk is severely underestimated in the West relative to the evidence.

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The Week / April 7, 2015

The Most Inane Criticism That Reform Conservatives Hear

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

The critics are right that reformocons don’t believe that policy alone will fix things. That’s because reformocons live in the real world, not the world of Vulgar Marxism.

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The Week / April 2, 2015

The Germanwings Crash, and the Folly of Risk Analysis

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

In the end, our refusal to accept that we know – and can control – less than we think is a refusal of our own extremely precarious human condition.

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The Week / March 27, 2015

Did the Enlightenment Cause a Global Decline in Violence?

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

The modern age included a laudable squeamishness against tyranny, but it also included a nice dose of utopian hubris, and the special horrors of the modern age are incomprehensible without this Enlightenment idea.

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The Week / March 23, 2015