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French History: Light and Dark

October 14, 2020By Heidi EllisonWhat's New Potpourri
The Hôtel Crillon, from which member of the Revolutionary government watched Marie-Antoinette’s head fall into a basket.
The Hôtel de Crillon, from which members of the Revolutionary government watched Marie-Antoinette’s head fall into a basket.

A compendium of good reads about Paris and France in English.

French history

France Today has a wonderful, well-researched article on the role played by famous hotels like the Ritz and the Crillon (and lesser-known inns) in French history.

Feminism in France

French feminists do not reason in the same way as American feminists. Why? The Columbia Journalism Review takes an in-depth look at the history of the movement here.

Politics

French CNN anchor Cyril Vanier warns Donald Trump to take heed of what happened to one-term French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who, like Trump, “was his own worst enemy.”

Terrorism

The CBC analyzes the threat of Muslim extremism in France at the time of the Charlie Hebdo trial.

French colonialism

The symbolism of a Gallic rooster sitting on top of a cannon confiscated from France’s former colony of Algeria still rankles, and the Algerians want their 500-year-old weapon back, reports the BBC.

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