Lola Salem

Lola Salem is an Oxford-based scholar and art critic. She tweets at @SalemLola

Wherever French see merde, there’s someone over the Manche to appreciate a picturesque glitter

Dependent on state subsidies, artistically ossified and only a few go to see it

Academic free speech discourse points towards deeper decay

France needs more realism about its social decay

Endorsing gender ideology as a female politician always comes with a cost

French politicians cannot face facts

So-called “radical” performance art is little more than a publicly-funded alliance between the art establishment and faux-rebellious poseurs

Louise Perry suggests that ancestral prudence is now lost among the youth

France pivots to liberal authoritarianism, not conservatism