August 15, 2012

Hollande's Wrong Idea of France

Brigitte Granville, Project Syndicate

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Since winning the presidency, Hollande has won a parliamentary majority and pushed Germany toward accepting joint liability for eurozone countries' debts. But forebodings of crisis have become widespread in French business and economic circles.


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