January 14, 2014

How the French Handle a Sex Scandal

Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian

The Associated Press

Following revelations of an alleged affair, a British or US politician would be told to show contrition, or resign. Not in France – vive la différence.

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TAGGED: Francois Hollande, France


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