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David P. Hamilton : How Social Security Works in the U.S. and France

Social Security building at Rennes, France. Image from Wikimedia Commons.Letters from France IV:Social Security in the U.S. and France In France the system is more costly, more complicated, and provides more benefits, but employers and the wealthy pay a higher … finish reading David P. Hamilton : How Social Security Works in the U.S. and France

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David P. Hamilton : Social Security in the U.S. and France

Social Security building at Rennes, France. Image from Wikimedia Commons.Letters from France IV:Social Security in the U.S. and France In France the system is more costly, more complicated, and provides more benefits, but employers and the wealthy pay a higher … finish reading David P. Hamilton : Social Security in the U.S. and France

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David P. Hamilton : French Healthcare is the World’s Best

Image from Yale Journal of Medicine and Law. CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Letters from France III:The French healthcare systemis the best in the world By David P. Hamilton / The Rag Blog / June 1, 2011 “There are no … finish reading David P. Hamilton : French Healthcare is the World’s Best

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David P. Hamilton : ‘Le Perv,’ ‘Le Perp,’ and Justice in America

Le perv and les tabs.Letters from France II:Le perv, le perp, and justice in America By David P. Hamilton / The Rag Blog / May 23, 2011 [This is the second in a series of dispatches from France by The … finish reading David P. Hamilton : ‘Le Perv,’ ‘Le Perp,’ and Justice in America

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David P. Hamilton : France’s Gift to America Was Our Independence

Benjamin Franklin at the Court of France, 1778. Painting by Hobens / Library of Congress.Letters from France I:France’s greatest gift to Americawas our independence By David P. Hamilton / The Rag Blog / May 19, 2011 [This is the first … finish reading David P. Hamilton : France’s Gift to America Was Our Independence

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Steve Weissman : Sarkozy’s Role in the Libyan Rebellion

President Nicholas Sarkozy shown with embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.Did French President Sarkozy set up Obama’s Benghazi nightmare? By Steve Weissman / The Rag Blog / March 19, 2011 PARIS — Even as Barack Obama struggles to reduce America’s public … finish reading Steve Weissman : Sarkozy’s Role in the Libyan Rebellion

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David P. Hamilton : Where’s Our Sense of History?

Rocamadour, a historic village in the Dordogne region of France. Photo from Les Bau-Tremblay en voyage website.A sense of history:We don’t have it. France does. By David P. Hamilton / The Rag Blog / June 9, 2010 “Living in France … finish reading David P. Hamilton : Where’s Our Sense of History?

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David P. Hamilton : On the Road in France

French road sign warns of curves ahead. Photo from photoguide.cz.On the road in France:A different approach to getting around …you will often find yourself passing through villages where the road shrinks to one lane to be shared with pedestrians, bicycles, … finish reading David P. Hamilton : On the Road in France

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Going Nuclear : Tom Friedman’s ‘Idiocy Atomique’

‘Green Advocate’ Tom Friedman is nuclear booster In denial verging on psychosis, Friedman says France has ‘managed to deal with all the radioactive waste issues without any problems or panic.’ By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / September 22, … finish reading Going Nuclear : Tom Friedman’s ‘Idiocy Atomique’

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Freakence : Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis

Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis De Didier Mainguy / The Rag Blog / August 30, 2009 Plus connu sous le nom de Juvenal. (Ier siècle et du début du IIe siècle) Etait-il beat, hippie, autonome ultra-gauchiste, anarchiste ? L’histoire ne le dit … finish reading Freakence : Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis

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The Future of France : Still ‘Liberty? Equality? Fraternity?’

Future of France: This?Or this? Photo by Michel Euler / AP.Liberty? Equality? Fraternity?Is this the Future of France? On the surface France this summer seems like a relatively tranquil society, but under the surface there are disquieting signs of trouble … finish reading The Future of France : Still ‘Liberty? Equality? Fraternity?’

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Wars: Not Glorious, Ever

Revisionists challenge D-Day storyBy Hugh Schofield / June 5, 2009 A revisionist theme seems to have settled on this year’s 65th anniversary commemoration of the Normandy landings. The tone was set in Antony’s Beevor’s new book, D-Day, which tries to … finish reading Wars: Not Glorious, Ever

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