Category Archives: Cultural Perspectives

L’admiration de France pour la jeunesse américaine

Michèle nous écrit: Etonnante, admirable jeunesse américaine! Cette génération nous en impose. J’espère qu’elle va obtenir un changement dans les lois et dans les esprits. Donc, il ne faut jamais désespérer…   She wrote this on a day France experienced … Continue reading

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Bannon assuring the FN of Victory

BANNON IS SPREADING HIS FIRE IN FRANCE BUT DOESN’T SPEAK FRENCH AND HIS TRANSLATOR ISN’T SURE OF HERS EITHER! Who would have believed that Steve Bannon, after being fired by Trump, is now bringing his fiery support to Marine LePen … Continue reading

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Contre Trump – le monde entier

From Paris to NYC and beyond, we’re all in disbelief. When I listened to the French news today on TV5 Monde, I thought of all the words related to this political and economic turning point that my students wouldn’t necessarily … Continue reading

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Why Can’t WE have this ?

Why can’t we have something like this in Boston or New York? Last night, Paris and 30 other European countries celebrated their Nuit européenne des musées, an all-night event with FREE entry to all kinds of museums. All that “dans … Continue reading

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Ouf = Whew !

Ouf, whew, the Good Guy won and the French Trump equivalent lost, thank goodness! Reasonable people in France can finally breathe with relief. Now there is a new challenge: they have to win the legislative elections in about a month, … Continue reading

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Explaining the intricacies of France’s coming presidential election

Here is the latest on the French elections from our French politics expert, Stephen “Etienne” Roop. Les présidentielles 2017                    posted: April 2, 2017 The first round of France’s two-round presidential election takes … Continue reading

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French Elections – a Cheat Sheet

A cheat-sheet to help understand the French elections. Continue reading

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