Tag Archives: French culture

DSK < Crystallisation culturelle

The DSK scandal seems to reflect/contain/epitomize the essence of the cultural differences between America (Anglos) and France (Latins? Europeans?): the distinction between seduction and rape, charm and violence, transparency and justice, freedom of the press and right to privacy and … Continue reading

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The Essence of the French

A British Euro-joke tells of a meeting of officials from various countries who listen to a British proposal, nodding sagely at its numerous benefits; the French delegate stays silent until the end, then taps his pencil and remarks, “I can … Continue reading

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Pavé brioché at your local Starbucks

Stephanie writes about Starbucks in Paris “I just can’t imagine folks in the States munching duck liver along with their grande skim lattes!!”

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