Category Archives: French-American politics

July 14 terror in Nice, France

This post has 3 items, all relating to the horrific attack on Nice, France, yesterday. 1) your basic French vocabulary about terrorism 2) graphic showing love for France 3) my response to the horror of yesterday’s attack Basic French vocabulary about terrorism: … Continue reading

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Why French regional elections are important

For all of us who’ve tried to understand French elections, Stephen “Etienne” Roop is taking them on for us to help. He has been a senior government official who has worked with many activist groups. We can see here the … Continue reading

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My Paris friends react to the horror

My friends in Paris have all been touched by the horror in their city. Here are some of their reactions the day after the attacks: ====== Merci infiniment, Susan. Tes pensées font du bien. C’est l’horreur absolue, nous étions dehors … Continue reading

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The latest tempest in a silly symbol

La Sculpture américaine vandalisée, place Vendôme (via Etienne R.) The latest offense an American is perceived to have made against the French was an abstract inflatable Christmas tree, called “Tree.” Paul McCarthy, its American sculptor, created it for Fiac , … Continue reading

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Duras Retrospective – cinematic and personal

To celebrate Marguerite Duras’ centennial, Lincoln Center is showing a retrospective of her films. It was also 45 years ago  last month that Lincoln Center presented the first of her films ever to be shown in America. The film was … Continue reading

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Marilyn M de la région bostonienne : “L’Amour et les Français !

Marilyn M écrit de Needham : J’ai beaucoup réfléchi sur l’affaire Hollande.  Il a le droit à une vie privée, droit très important en France.  Il est vrai que ses actions n’étaient pas prudentes pour les raisons de sécurité.  Mais, … Continue reading

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Marilyn found this article in pure people: Valérie is finally talking a bit

Marilyn M. found this: Valerie is finally expressing herself a little. Is she saving face or telling the truth? Valérie Trierweiler et le choc Hollande/Gayet : ”J’entendais des rumeurs…” Après quelques déclarations distillées à et par certains médias – parfois … Continue reading

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