Tactless or Tactical? French President Macron Threatens Anti-Vaxers

Un Communiqué par Déligne

Many people love the French language for its flowing sonorous qualities or its meticulous adherence to grammatical rules. Once you’ve studied French a bit, you’re also likely to appreciate the language’s elaborate lexicon of profanity. Last week, President Macron stepped outside of the usual guardrails of European political decorum and…

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September Potpourri: Arches, Ambassadors, Elections, and Addidas

Arc de Triomphe Wrapped

At the end of each month, I select a handful of fun and informative Francophone news items that have come across my screen. Here are my picks for September 2021. It’s a Wrap In mid-September, one of Paris’ star attractions received a new skin. The massive Arc de Triomphe is…

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Four frontrunners intensify Sunday’s French presidential election

French political posters

This Sunday, French citizens are planning to vote in the first round of presidential elections. Eleven contenders are competing for the top two positions that will gain them a spot in the second and final round. Polls in recent months have echoed the fluctuating popularity of the nation’s many candidates.…

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French Presidential Election Next to Face the Rising Tide of Populism

Inundated with U.S. political news, and hearing rumors that the far-right is gaining momentum across Europe, I thought I’d take the time to explain how the French presidential election is shaping up. Why should we care what happens in France? It turns out that this election is quite important because,…

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