Tag Archives: French politics

Political blackout so 3 Franglais freebies

A campaign blackout covers France today – no news of tomorrow’s elections in the media. I could write my friends info from here but that wouldn’t be kosher (catholique en français).  Plus, I hope CNN and the web are still … Continue reading

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Will the French Vote for a Trump Equivalent? One week to the answer.

The tension is growing in pre-election France.  Stephen “Etienne” Roop, a political scientist, expert in polling, tries to enlighten us here. Subject: One week out, is the French first round turning into a photo finish? The French media are breathless … 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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Hysterical franglais British view of the Hollande pickle

Michel C. of Cambridge, Mass, sent us a Britsh scetch that looks a lot like the kinds of French I would hear as a high school and college French teacher. Maybe that’s a good way, actually, to learn French. It’ll … Continue reading

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Must We Choose between the Left & Feminism?

The silence of France’s feminist socialists on the potential guilt of DSK is striking. Gisèle Halimi, the highly respected feminist leftist lawyer, seems to be the first to point this out.  You wonder if Martine Aubry, Ségolène Royal, and Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Etienne’s View on French and BHL’s Politics

Etienne sent our blog a post of Bernard-Henri Lévy, interviewed in L’Express about his views on French politics today – the future of its Socialist Party (PS). That appears on a separate post. This post was written by Etienne Roop, … Continue reading

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Is the French Socialist Party Dead?

In this Express article, Bernard-Henri Lévy talks about the future of the Parti Socialiste in France – its position today and where he thinks it is going. BHL is a “new philosopher,” a political analyst and commentator, and a journalist. … Continue reading

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