Sunday, September 18, 2011

Une faute morale

Petitions and Professions of Faith

Changes afoot in Europe and in French universities with talk of a European superstate and of ill-adapted quantitative evaluation of French professors in the social sciences..

Priorities

Berlusconi knows what his are:

Berlusconi, who boasted to one TV showgirl that he was only "prime minister in my spare time", told Tarantini in September 2008 that he needed to reduce the flow of women since he had a "terrible week" ahead seeing Pope Benedict, Nicolas Sarkozy, Angela Merkel and Gordon Brown. Berlusconi has long insisted that his private parties are informal but elegant affairs, that extend only as far as joke telling and songs, but is revealed on the tapes as putting pressure on Tarantini and his associates to conjure up beautiful female guests.

Has the DSK Affair Changed French Mores?

It would be pretty to think so:

Du monde de la finance à celui de l'industrie, les femmes se sont mises àraconter leurs histoires. Ce qui leur était arrivé dans l'ascenseur ou dans un bureau avec un supérieur. L'affaire DSK a fait sauter un verrou. "Elle a libéré la parole des femmes", atteste Patricia Barbizet, directrice générale d'Artemis, la holding financière du groupe Pinault.