Liberté, Egalité, Identité

The 1998 World Cup winning French football team was an emblem of French diversity. The National Front said it wasn’t “French” enough. France is having a weird and unnerving time of it. Everything that seemed certain about the country is being shaken, questioned and has yet to be re-formed. The economy, the European Union, the political system, the socialist state, secularism, race relations are all wobbling. Most of all one question is being asked: who are we? France, like many European countries, is really a collection of states, separated by language and culture, that have come together as a political … Continue reading Liberté, Egalité, Identité