Tolerance In The Attic

Reading Time: 6 minutes If ever a ranking of ordinary-looking houses that possess a universal value were made, the building situated at 38 Oudezijds Voorburgwal, in the centre of Amsterdam, would probably be near the top of the list. Whereas the Anne Frank House, situated on the nearby Prinsengracht, symbolises all that is bad about human nature, this house epitomises […]

Joan Of Arc And The Little Prince

Reading Time: 4 minutes Joan of Arc, having liberated France from English occupation in the 15th century, has become a symbol of ultra-nationalism expressed by  the French National Front Party. The Little Prince, written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, is a poetic tale, in which a pilot stranded in the desert meets a young prince fallen to Earth from a […]

French Press (2) – A Coffee Drinker’s View On The French Presidential Election

Reading Time: 3 minutes (II) Marine Le Pen’s Splitting Headache Over Europe   The situation at the Whirlpool plant, situated in the northern town of Amiens, underscores the nature of the combat between Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron. The fact that the American owners want to relocate the plant in Poland, is, for Le Pen, the epitome of […]

EUROPE: Un Philosophe Roi Peut-il Sauver L’Europe?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes 2016 a été marquée par une montée en puissance de la politique populiste en Europe et a abouti  au vote  du Brexit, et à l’élection de Donald Trump aux Etats-Unis. En 2017, la campagne présidentielle française a déjà été troublée par un scandale politique impliquant le candidat de droite et favori présidentiel, François Fillon. Il […]