Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong

Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong

(why We Love France, But Not The French)

Book - 2003
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The French... -Smoke, drink and eat more fat than anyone in the world, yet live longer and have fewer heart problems than Americans-Work 35-hour weeks, and take seven weeks of paid holidays per year, but are still the world's fourth-biggest economic powerSo what makes the French so different?Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong is a journey into the French heart, mind and soul. Decrypting French ideasabout land, privacy and language, Nadeau and Barlow weave together the threadsof French society - from centralization and the Napoleonic Code to elite education and even street protests - giving us, for the first time, a complete picture of the French."[A] readable and insightful piece of work." - Montreal Mirror"In an era of irrational reactions to all things French, here is an eminently rational answer to the question, 'Why are the French like that?'" - Library Journal"A must-read." - Edmonton Journal
Publisher: Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks, c2003
ISBN: 9781402200458
Branch Call Number: 305.8 NAD
Characteristics: xv, 351 p. : map ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Barlow, Julie 1968-


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Jul 15, 2012

excellent overview of French POV and more. Very enlightening and the clear explanations of the importance of power, the State, and developing an elite was a revelation. As the book was published in 2002, the section on the EEU has been overtaken by events.

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