Friday, June 7, 2013

Pierre Mauroy

There is a rather good remembrance of Pierre Mauroy by Antoine Perraud in Mediapart. It includes the TV segment below, which will serve to teach those to young to remember what socialism used to sound like. Mauroy, to my mind, was already a bit of a dinosaur by the time he became prime minister, and he didn't survive the U-turn in policy that followed the crises of the early Mitterrand years. But he had an undeniable dignity coupled with a political cunning that came close to the president's.

À propos de Pierre Mauroy (1928-2013) by Mediapart