Daily Archives: June 6, 2007

Escape from Court

Last night a long discussion in Croix Rousse about why we travel, and what that means, with a cast from Ireland, England, Canada via Hong Kong, France and Morocco…the pathways and digressions of the conversation later. Now, waking up in … Continue reading

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You Tell Me

1751: Voltaire in the Le Siecle de Louis XIV described Europe as “a kind of great republic divided into several states, some monarchical, the others mixed…but all corresponding with one another. They all have the same religious foundation, even if … Continue reading

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Immigration

“Rob Boudewijn, who heads European studies for the Netherlands’ respected Clingendael institute, a research center, said that 20 years ago a politician who criticized immigration “was a kook, an outcast, a fascist,” he said. “Today, he’s mainstream, and if he’s … Continue reading

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Terrible Kids: the other side of the Loire

Sophie is 22, her grandmother – who she has never met, she left her French husband and moved to Australia in the 1950s – is English. “How did you manage in these places,” she says, “they are dead, terrible.” Briare, … Continue reading

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