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About Jerome di Costanzo

Jerome di Costanzo is a French writer, analyst and journalist now living in Yorkshire. He specialises in politics, religion and philosophy. He is also a contributor to droitelibre – a liberal Conservative think-tank - and to surlering.

Articles by Jerome di Costanzo

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Waugh, not awe for Houellebecq

James Warner’s review essay of Houellebecq prompts the author to try to simplify Houellebecq - more an old-fashioned satirist and moralist than a tired witness to the end of humanity

Religious secularity

Is there a difference between secularity and secularism? Are they both essentially Christian, or essentially religious concepts? An interview with the arabist and medievalist, Rémi Brague

To AV or not to AV?

Should we be having a referendum on AV or is it a dangerous and pointless distraction? Anthony Barnett, who hopes for a Yes vote, locks horns with Jerome di Constanzo, a French conservative of Burkean instincts.

‘Britons never, never, never shall be slaves’

Brown’s national roadshow about Britishness was a flop – an expensive and ill-conceived project, initiated by a Fabian Society speech, which received an unenthusiastic answer from the population. The result didn’t reveal a new form of patriotism or, on the contrary, demonstrate any strong independent feeling.

What Lisbon means for Europe

openDemocracy asked five of our authors for their takes on the passage of the Lisbon Treaty. Here are their comments

"You the People" Conservatism

“My firm conviction is that we of the conservative camp must put ourselves entirely onto a democratic basis. After the collapse of the old conditions nothing else can provide us with a future and a justification except pure democracy. Even if democracy has a dark side it is preferable to the quasi-democratic aristocracy of the representative system.” Philipp Anton von Segesser, 1866

Le Pen. La fin.

The French extreme right is splintering into its many constituent currents as Le Pen, charismatic leader, fails to pass on his mantle
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