Joan Of Arc And The Little Prince

Joan of Arc, having liberated France from English occupation in the 15th century, has become a symbol of ultra-nationalism expressed by  the French National Front Party. The Little Prince, written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, is a poetic tale, in which a pilot stranded in the desert meets a young prince fallen to Earth from a […]

French Press (2) – A Coffee Drinker’s View On The French Presidential Election

(II) Marine Le Pen’s Splitting Headache Over Europe   The situation at the Whirlpool plant, situated in the northern town of Amiens, underscores the nature of the combat between Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron. The fact that the American owners want to relocate the plant in Poland, is, for Le Pen, the epitome of […]

Why You Should All Vote For Jeremy Corbyn

Plato And Jeremy Corbyn: “Whose Idea Was This Anyway?”     With the June election rapidly approaching, I’m going to dedicate a post to the current leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn. I know that my views don’t matter one iota, and, what’s more, I cannot even vote. Well, that should make you listen […]

The UK’s Farewell to Europe: “Au Revoir les Enfants”

March 29th 2017 will be remembered as the day the UK officially triggered Article 50 of the European Constitution, signifying a two year slog to disentangle itself from the European Union. I have no intention of browsing the glorifying headlines on the front pages of the UK tabloids. I’ll let the Brexiteers rejoice in their […]

Un Philosophe Roi Peut-il Sauver L’Europe?

2016 a été marquée par une montée en puissance de la politique populiste et a abouti  au vote  du Brexit, et à l’élection de Donald Trump aux Etats-Unis. En 2017, la campagne présidentielle française a déjà été troublée par un scandale politique impliquant le candidat de droite et favori présidentiel, François Fillon. Il aurait versé […]

Jules Ferry: European Ideals in South Kensington

I visited London in 2012 just before the London Olympics. There was a dental meeting that interested me and I couldn’t resist the temptation to see my hometown again for the first time in more than a decade.     I was educated at the French school in South Kensington. The Lycée Français de Londres […]