Sunday, February 6, 2011

FPC&S 28(3):2010

A new issue of French Politics, Culture & Society is out with a dossier on the "future of France," including an article by me on culture.

A Tale of Two Eras

With President Sarkozy's use of two jets to travel 500km to Brussels making news, Laurent Bouvet reminds us that the train de vie of the French state wasn't always thus. The photo at left, posted by Bouvet on Facebook, shows Lionel Jospin, while prime minister, waiting at an airline gate for a flight to Toulouse alongside several other passengers, one of whom certainly isn't being as diligent about her homework as the PM. The photo is by Raymond Depardon.