l.e.s. francophile .
\\ non, that's not a mis-plural. c'est moi: a Lower East Side, New York City francophile. bonjour.\\
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des gens √† connaitre.Emily Gould
Posted 1 month ago on October 21 2013
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Posted 1 year ago on April 22 2012
"What to make of Sarkozy’s ambitious and noble goals in a political culture unequipped to handle such openness and sympathy to religion? Here is the problem of the French Catholic. Is belief in the appealing rhetoric of a charming politician the right path back from what some would deem a nation’s lost faith? Does Sarkozy’s promise for a tamer laïcité force a French Catholic to compromise one of his two sacred religions? If the French revolution and even the twentieth century demonstrate anything, it is that although the French identity can be double-croyant, there is little hope for it to practice both faiths fully – secularism and Catholicism. Sarkozy’s formule for a different future appears sumptuous, but will it leave an even worse aftertaste?”
What an idiot I was. “Ambitious,” yes. “Noble”? Ha.
Posted 1 year ago on April 9 2012
Posted 1 year ago on March 23 2012