In his third book on France, veteran international journalist Joseph Harriss cautions that it is probably not the country you expect. He explores persistent myths about that complex nation and analyzes its rapidly evolving situation today. What have 70 years of Socialism done to it? Are French culture and cuisine still the gold standard? He ranges from politics--why the French were so disgusted with Nicolas Sarkozy--to wrenching socio-economic change, from the outsized sway of women to the influence of les intellectuels. International affairs, including critical scrutiny of the European Union, UNESCO and NATO, are also covered. The result is a thought-provoking assessment of France today. Foreword by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., Editor-in-Chief, The American Spectator. Cover design by Mary Kramer, Milkweed Graphics.
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Published September 30, 2012
by UNLIMITED PUBLISHING LLC.
History, Travel, Political & Social Sciences.