Monthly Archives: March 2008

Six weeks that changed France, 40 years ago

Forty years ago the “événements de mai” exploded in France seeming, at least to this American’s eyes, to kick the French out of the old world and into the new. The mass student and workers’ rebellion seemed to start a … Continue reading

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Using tags to find other comments on the French elections

The mysterious activity of ‘tags’ on WordPress allows you to find other places where the same topic is being mentioned.  To see who else has blogged using the tag ‘French elections’ click here. You can also click on the blue-link … Continue reading

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Bayrou the true loser of the French elections — Pt 2

Continuing from Pt 1 of a guest opinion by Bernard Bichakjian: Unfortunately, Bayrou, though a mature and ponderate politician, failed to recognize the circumstantial nature of his success. He concluded that his UDF party should no longer remain the predictable … Continue reading

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Bayrou the true loser of the French elections — Pt 1

Bernard Bichakjian writes: Much was said about the conservative party (UMP) having lost, and the Socialist party (PS) having won the municipal elections. The conclusion cannot be denied, but that’s part of the pendular pattern characteristic of elections: the dissatisfied … Continue reading

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Bubbly wines that are not champagne

Bertil Jean-Chronberg came to my house for our third Dégustation de Vins. He was as informative, interesting, and tasty as the previous times. It is astonishing how profound and complete his knowledge is. He can distinguish more in one sip … Continue reading

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La nette victoire de la gauche aux élections, REVUE DE PRESSE

Une bonne nouvelle pour les Socialistes: ils ont marqué des points dans toutes les grandes villes. Qu’est-ce que cela signifie pour Sarko et pour l’avenir de la politique française? Pour savoir, cliquez sur: La victoire de la gauche aux élections, … Continue reading

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