Category Archives: France

Simone Veil: Elizabeth Taylor of French Politics Dies

Contemporary people demonstrate perpetual blindness by refusing to accept things as they are; maybe only a poet or someone who has suffered can easily understand the necessity of accepting things on there terms.  Reading the obituaries of Simone Veil reminds me of … Continue reading

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Macron’s Tutorial: Raymond Aron & The Recovery of the Political

What did France do recently when it elected a novice like Macron.  The facts speak for themselves, he ran against a government he worked for, he spoke eloquently, engaging multiple sides of all issues presented to him, clearly an icon … Continue reading

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The Immediate Future of France

Francois Hollande, as President of France, is about to decide the future of his country. Elected four years ago publicly pledging to overcome applied foreign ‘austerity’ with populist rage touting to ‘soak the rich’, has met the reality of Gallic … Continue reading

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The French & Charismatic Jihad

It isn’t difficult to explain the origin of France’s recent terrorist incident, the slaughter of innocent civilians at a paper devoted to satire.  What is new, is the emergence of native jihadi cells acting independently of foreign organizations.  This new … Continue reading

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