Claude Lévi-Strauss – Father Christmas Burned as a Heretic

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On December 24th 1951, a group of Catholic clergymen hanged and set on fire a Father Christmas effigy in front of at least 250 children in Dijon, France. Following the incident, the late French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss wrote an article entitled “Le Père Noël supplicié” (“The tortured Father Christmas”) in the literary journal “Les Temps […]

City’s Tribal War: Manchester City 1-2 Manchester United

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This was terrible. Not the result because let’s face it, City cannot win the league this year unless Liverpool’s entire squad is hit by meningitis. My 14-year-old boy supports Manchester United anyway, so how can I be upset? No, what is really upsetting and terrible is the moronic gestures of a small proportion of the […]

FRANCE: Violences Conjugales – Un Mal Gaulois?

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Certains records nationaux sont enviables, d’autres honteux. Les chiffres officiels concernant les violences conjugales en France font froid dans le dos: une femme est tuée par son partenaire ou son ex-partenaire tous les trois jours. Ce qui est encore plus inquiétant, c’est que les chiffres officiels ne reflètent peut-être que la partie visible de l’iceberg […]