These soldiers believe, for the most part, that fighting for their French
"homeland" will make De Gaulle's promise of liberty, equality and fraternity a reality in their lives.
Childers' approach may be distilled in how she interprets the un-named "Husband" in Guillaume Apollinaire's "Les Mamelles de Tiresias" (The Breasts of Tiresias) as emblematic of the complex and frequently ambivalent relationship between gender roles and gender politics that constitutes the "silent historiography" of modern French
paternity wherein the "links between gender identities and the public good were at the forefront of French
debates on national decline, war, population growth.
The fear of prosecution voiced by this gentleman and other French
citizens we interviewed is not paranoia, but a reasonable fear based on recent experience.
The 40-person mission in French
Guiana (Operation Anaconda) took place from July 26, 2004, to November 6, 2004 (108 days of exposure).
But as the reaction to the labor law demonstrated, many of the French
like things as they are, even if the nation's long-term economic health is at risk.
As stated in the instructor's guide to Quant a Moi, an intermediate French
program, many such programs "concentrate primarily on grammar, with reading, writing, and speaking activities relegated to a subordinate position" (IG7).
Culture: The obstacles to acceptance into French
society faced by recent immigrants to France and their French
The fact that the whistleblower systems could have been used to report practices that are illegal pursuant to French
law--and not only under U.
Back to the same position under socialist President Francois Mitterrand, in an arrangement called "cohabitation" (when the president and the prime minister come from opposite camps), he pushed for privatization of the big French
companies previously nationalized after Mitterrand's election in 1981.
While I may have been critical of French
custom, I had no quibble with French
The representative from the National Museum of Women in the Arts chimed in that a show featuring French
impressionist Berthe Morisot would also run that spring.
Her convincing analysis of Medee, for example, sees Corneille's version of the title character as a way in which the French
are introduced to the figure of "the 'barbare,' the freak, the outsider who reassures others of their normalcy--their insider status" (68).
For decades, French
presidential candidates made an enticing promise to their voters: During their term, "la grande nation" would finally manage to outperform neighboring Germany both in economic and financial terms.
Talking to Claude Nahoum, head of the cultural center, I discover that the unexploded device was, in fact, a "plaster grenade," most likely French
army equipment, and not made for wounding people.
Since 1993, Japanese imports of French
goods have widened in tandem with an upswing in the level of Japanese direct investment in the French