Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Bernard Girard

With great sadness I must announce the death of my blogging confrère Bernard Girard. Bernard's blog was always an inspiration to me, and I invariably learned from his astute and perspicacious comments on the French political scene. He commented frequently on this blog as well, and I know that some of you discovered Bernard's blog through this one and became his loyal readers. I will miss him. Rest in peace, cher Bernard.

6 comments:

James Conran said...

Very sad. My condolences.

Massilian said...

I was one too who discovered Bernard Girard through your blog. Thanks and condolences.

brent said...

I too came to Bernard G's "page" through yours, Art, and read it intermittently. What impressed me in equal parts was his rather precise understanding of the internal workings of government and the socialist party, and at the same time his broad interest in film, literature, music and art--including the art of cuisine. I retain the impression of a life fully lived.

FrédéricLN said...

Quelle tristesse ! et quelle mauvaise surprise. Bernard (que j'ai moi aussi découvert grâce à ce blog) était certainement l'un des meilleurs connaisseurs, l'un de ceux ayant le plus juste recul et le meilleur jugement, quant à la politique française. Toutes mes condoléances à ses proches et amis.

Mitch Guthman said...

I also was shocked to read of Bernard’s passing. I always enjoyed his comments here and found his regrettably all too infrequent posts on his own blog to be well written, well reasoned and highly instructive. He will be missed.

Anonymous said...

I second all the above. R.I.P.

Arun