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Sudhir Hazareesingh

Sudhir Hazareesingh teaches politics at Oxford. How the French Think was published in 2015.

France

Sudhir Hazareesingh, 23 May 2019

‘There is​ a France only thanks to the state,’ Charles de Gaulle declared in 1960, ‘and only by the state can France be maintained.’ He spoke these words during the ‘week of the barricades’ in Algiers, when a pied-noir uprising gained significant support in local units of the French army. De Gaulle appeared on television in full military uniform, and...

A Rage for Abstraction

Jeremy Harding, 15 June 2016

French intellectual tradition is often happier than its rival Anglo-Saxon versions to put the world – and the fact – in parenthesis for as long as the conversation is worth having.

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De Gaulle

Jeremy Harding, 4 November 2010

At the military academy in Saint-Cyr, which he entered in 1908, Charles de Gaulle was known as ‘the great asparagus’. But aside from the fact that he stood six feet four in his socks...

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Bonapartism

David A. Bell, 23 June 2005

France, it has often been said, is a democracy with the manners of an absolute monarchy. Think of the ceremonial splendour with which French presidents surround themselves, the haughty, distant...

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