• Vie du campus

    Trying to Explain American Politics to French People

    Once every twenty years (now that France has the quinquennat), the French and American presidential elections coincide. There is no better opportunity to compare (and make fun of) the different systems and styles of campaigning, especially for the American students studying at Sciences Po this semester, and the 2A French students who will be spending 3A in the States. Congrats! You get to experience the crazy twice! In all seriousness, being abroad has given me a completely new perspective on the American political system. The distance has allowed me to take a step back and say, “Wow, no wonder people…