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Different Civilizations !

French and American perceptions are so different, that we do not belong in the same civilization, according to the prestigious leftist, Jean Daniel. In the Orange County Register, Mark Steyn recounted reactions in France: “We and the Americans do not … Continue reading

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Avec le Temps qui Passe, l’Atmosphère se Calme un peu

Michèle continue à observer l’atmosphère à Paris: Le temps passe, les événements changent, beaucoup de discussions ont lieu ici (c’est l’aspect positif de l’affaire). Donc l’atmosphère change aussi, moins émotive, avec d’autres interrogations. Le fait que DSK soit autorisé à … Continue reading

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Which Country Has a Better Justicial System?

The French were outraged by Americans filming Dominique Strauss-Kahn handcuffed during his perp walk, but now we’re outraged because their press did what what we would never do: name and show photos of the victim! Who’s to say which country … Continue reading

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Politicians Having Affairs

From Stephanie, an American who moved to France to raise a family with her French husband: “I have a whole range of emotions too. It just seems a bit fishy to me…It’s driving me nuts because I want to know … Continue reading

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“Relativisation” a French word English not in English!

Michèle voit plus de nuances dans l’affaire DSK. Du gris plutôt que du noir et blanc que nous avons vu jusqu’ici. Elle nous écrit de Paris. *** D’abord, ce serait faux de considérer qu’il y a d’un côté la France, … Continue reading

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These two observations by American journalists get what I’m talking about: Wall Street Journal: “The French are legendary for nonchalance toward the sexual appetites of their politicians, and they sniffed at Americans who disapproved of Bill Clinton when he lied … Continue reading

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Transparency versus Privacy ?

Two articles in English that show the differernces between the French and Americans are : (1) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/18/dominique-strauss-kahn_n_863572.html  and   (2) http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2011/05/18/strauss_kahn_justice_like_for_any_other/

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