Tuesday, January 2, 2018

New Site

With the new year there will be some changes coming for French Politics. As you've no doubt noticed, the frequency of posts on this site has decreased lately. I've been blogging for ten years now, and it's been a rewarding experience, which has gained me new friends and colleagues, a wider reputation, and paid work for various publications. Working on longer commissioned articles has cut into the time available for blogging.

Recently, however, The Tocqueville Review/La Revue Tocqueville, of whose editorial board I have long been a member, approached me with an idea. They're launching a new Web site, which will include a blog, with me as master of ceremonies. But I will not be the only blogger. For you readers, this will mean access to a wider range of informed views about contemporary France and (I hope) more regular posting. In particular, I am glad to be joined by Steve Sawyer, the editor of The Tocqueville Review, and Jake Hamburger, who will be in charge of the Web site.

The launch date for the new project is January 15, and I will announce here when the site actually goes live. In the meantime, the Web designers are working to subscribe those of you who are subscribed to this site to the new site as well. Of course you can opt out if you choose.

I will not shut down this site, on which I may continue to post from time to time my more personal, idiosyncratic, or splenetic views, responsibility for which I wouldn't want to burden The Tocqueville Review with. But for the most part my blogging will shift to the new site, perhaps with some double posting here. How all this evolves in practice will depend on the work flow I establish after the transition.

But I wanted to let you all know now of the impending changes.


brent said...

Everything changes--let's hope it will stay the same. And many thanks, Art, for all your hard work to make this blog such a valuable resource.

Mitch Guthman said...

To borrow from Georges Brassens, it doesn't matter much whether you blog here or somewhere else, if you're going to blog anyway.

Anyway, good luck with the new blog and best wishes for the New Year.

Philippe said...

You could not chose better than Tocqueville. Thanks for your amused, pertinent, skeptical and loving pieces on France. I cannot wait for the "Revue"
Philippe MEYER

Steven Rendall said...

Ten years already! We'll follow you anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Always a pleasure to read you & the readers' comments you inspire, Art, même quand je ne suis pas d’accord. What a valuable reminder that civilized discourse is still possible. Merci, et bonne chance avec le nouveau site !

bert said...

Just saw this, sounds exciting.
All the best with it.

(And while I'm at it, delayed new year's good wishes too.)


FrédéricLN said...

Great idea! Congratulations! New year's wishes also — as, from a French point of view, they are not delayed at all, we've got up to Jan 31th. We lazy people.