Thursday, April 14, 2011

Are There Only 3 Lawyers in France?

One might think so from reading the papers. Take Olivier Metzner. Is there a high-profile case of the last few years in which he hasn't been involved? The latest is the trial of the mayor of La Faute-sur-Mer (great lieu-dit, by the way!), who is accused of involuntary homicide in the Xynthia affair. Among his other celebrated clients: the Bettencourt daughter, Villepin, Bertrand Cantat, Jérôme Kerviel, Le Floch-Prigent, J-M Messier, and a relative of deposed dictator Ben Ali. (The other two: Kiejman and Vergès?)

France's New Deal

Phil Nord will discuss his new book today at Harvard, Center for European Studies, 4:15-6.

Looking Back at Mitterrand's Victory

At Sciences Po, May 10, 2011.

History of the Extreme Right

A sign of the times? Le Monde presents a well-done web video documentary history of the extreme right in France.