June 21, 2014

No Sex Please, We're French

Zachary Karabell, Slate

The Associated Press

The government of France has just made what on the face of it appears to be a nonannouncement announcement: It will not include illegal drugs and prostitution in its official calculation of the country’s gross domestic product.

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June 21, 2014
The French (Jihad) Connection
Theodore Dalrymple, City Journal
If cannabis were legal in France, Mehdi Nemmouche would be safely in Algeria, instead of under lock and key awaiting extradition to Belgium. Nemmouche was on his way to his father’s native Algeria when French customs agents... more ››
June 17, 2014
Will Marine Le Pen Disown Her Father?
Erna Paris, Globe and Mail
Are you there Sigmund Freud? Your famous couch has fallen into disuse in recent years, but the need is urgent. In France, a public dispute has erupted between Jean-Marie Le Pen, 85, the retired leader of the far-right National... more ››
June 15, 2014
How to Live Like a Parisian (If You Can)
Margaret Wente, Globe & Mail
Parisians are different from you and me. They never look like slobs. As someone noted in this paper a couple of weeks ago, they eat fabulous food and never gain weight. The food is so delicious that you don’t need much of it to... more ››
June 12, 2014
Is France a Real Democracy?
Simon Baptist, BBC Magazine
Is France a democracy? Most people would assume there is a straightforward answer - "Yes". After all, France has free and fair elections. However, there is more to a truly democratic society than elections alone, writes Simon... more ››