January 18, 2014

French Becoming More Puritanical

Melanie McDonagh, The Spectator

The Associated Press

The Hollande affair shows that France is becoming more puritanical.

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TAGGED: Francois Hollande, France


Some reform is needed, but the pertinent question is whether Mr Hollande will be able to deliver it. more ››
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