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Columnists
Aug 7, 2012

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, in solidarity

Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a contestataire, a non-conformist, a rebel, a pre-revolutionary, whose remains were carried to the Pantheon in the aftermath of the French Revolution, to be buried a hero.
Columnists
May 8, 2012

François Hollande's Socialist France

Masses of people thronged Place de la Bastille -- symbolically representative of the French revolution -- to cheer the electoral victory May 6 of French Socialist Party candidate François Hollande.
Blog
May 7, 2012
Photo: Aude Guerrucci/francois hollande/Flicker

France elects a 'normal' president in Francois Hollande

Brian Topp
On election day in Paris, Place de la Bastille (home of the left) was full and Place de la Concorde (home of the right) was empty. As sure a sign as any that the Socialist Party was about to win.

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