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True France: The Wars over Cultural Identity, 1900–1945 (The Wilder House Series in Politics, History and Culture)

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I love the English, but I think I know why you don't like the French very much. The French have better weather, better food, better artists, better clothes, better looking people, and an unpronounceable language that everyone thinks sounds sexy. The English have awful weather, bland food, good artists (excellent musicians!), serviceable clothes, dental "issues," and a language that sounds too Germanic to be pretty. French was replaced by a language that is so French itself. University professors agree that 60% of worlds in English came from French and Latin. So why are those weird French crying about nothing. I feel I can say that because I am French myself. That is all the French do is cry about nothing. As a Frenchman, naturalized American citizen, I feel a deep love for England. I support the existence of Britain but England is the country of the union of Great Britain that I admire the most. From this point of view: thanks, Germany! From 1870 they became "our" archenemy (previously they were largely ignored). They took the place of the English, our old rivals for centuries. French know how to dress: Brits have to be sensible.' True. Although some of the best tailors in the world are in London.

Advertisement 5. ‘ Liberté, égalitié, fraternité‘ or ‘liberty, equality, fraternity’ is the national motto Ensure you're up to date with our latest advice on how to avoid fraud or scams when looking for property online.Alot of people hate the Brits for their empire: The French couldn't get a very good empire so not many hate them.

Speaking of seemingly crazy laws and decrees, this one is totally bizarre. In France, it is actually illegal to kiss while a train is on the platform.This old law was introduced in 1910 at the request of rail chiefs who wanted to prevent the amorous French from delaying the departure of trains. All kissing on the platform must now be done before the train arrives. There goes that dramatic Hollywood movie kiss! 26. Paris Gare du Nord is Europe’s busiest railway station I don't think they hate us, it's just some kind of rivalry: in the XX° century we fought alongside for the 2 great wars. The second obsession is paranoia about decline, and the failure of elites to protect French identity. For Maurras, the chief menace to it was that enemy within: Jews, Protestants, Freemasons and foreigners. For Barrès, the enemy was principally without: Germany, and its military might. For Mr Camus and Mr Zemmour, it is above all Islam. Echoing the “great replacement theory”, Mr Zemmour claims that, in today’s France, “an Islamic civilisation is replacing a people from a Christian, Greco-Roman civilisation”. “Veiled women”, Mr Camus recently told a TV interviewer, “are the flags of conquest, of colonisation”. Do the English hate the French? Not really, but it can seem like it because elements of the press pursue blunt jingoism and xenophobia to sell newsprint. Other Reddit users shared their encounters with close cousins, and some were incredibly relaxed about it.New Caledonia - the south Pacific island could have caused France to have only 11 time zones, but in a recent referendum it narrowly rejected independence. It's on GMT +11 If you do nothing, you will be auto-enrolled in our premium digital monthly subscription plan and retain complete access for 65 € per month. Today as many as 30 percent of French voters would agree with Jean-Marie Le Pen that foreign-born Muslims should be expelled from France. True France is a provocative history of the prototype of this contemporary "France for the French" movement - the conservative, static, intolerant understanding of French identity that became a powerful tool in national politics during the first half of the twentieth century. Drawing on the insights of anthropological and cultural theory and on extensive archival research, Herman Lebovics shows how, among politicians and thinkers from both the right and the left, the glorification of True France masked the cultural project of eliminating diversity. He skillfully interweaves the biographies of representative figures in debates about "True France" from the time of the Dreyfus affair to the end of the Vichy regime: the anthropologist and politician Louis Marin, the colonial hero Marshal Lyautey, the radical Vietnamese student Nguyen Van Tao, Paul Rivet, the Socialist director of the Musee de l'Homme, Andre Breton, and the folklorist Georges-Henri Riviere. Lebovics offers fresh accounts of such landmarks in the growth of True France as the founding of French anthropology, the formulation of French cultural policy in the colonies, the manipulation of imagery at the Paris International Colonial Exposition of 1931, attempts by the Left to include workers in the culture of True France, and the institutionalization of the myth of French identity under the Petain regime. Historians of modern Europe, intellectual and cultural historians, anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists, ethnographers, and others interested in the politics of cultural identity and pluralism today will want to read True France

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