Paris from center to periphery Karina Piser A summer stroll provides a window into the striking inequality of today’s cities. THE CABLE PODCAST: Ill winds September 5, 2019 A conversation with Larry Diamond. Behind its storybook facade, a German city turns inward Emily Schultheis An inherently international border town illustrates how the anti-immigrant AfD is gaining ground. Arriving in San Salvador Elizabeth Hawkins Finding a nuanced reality in a country known for gang violence. Saudi Arabia’s hidden diversity David Kenner In Jeddah, a society with different cultural norms but many of the same economic challenges. Getting to the gaokao Matthew Chitwood The road to China’s brutal university entrance exam. France’s far right eyes the prize Karina Piser In the south, the National Rally hopes local elections next year will pave the way to national victory. Law & Liberty: Paul Rahe asks if Erdogan has lost his touch The tactics that enabled Turkey's strongman ruler to rise to dominance may now render similar maneuvers impossible. Foreign Policy: Neri Zilber on John Bolton's ouster Israelis worry their country may be left on its own to fight Iranian influence in the region. The American Prospect: Jonathan Guyer reviews Bari Weiss book The conservative writer glosses over unsettling developments in the white-first movement. AFP: Robbie Corey-Boulet on Ethiopia's pimped-out VW Beetles The new generation is embracing the long-ubiquitous bug, with some choice modifications. Bloomberg: Ezra Fieser on Chobani's hiring of refugees The yogurt billionaire Hamdi Ulukaya is asking business leaders to give jobs to migrants.