By Joseph Harriss

"I myself have discovered France alternately attention-grabbing, endearing, fulfilling, and maddening for the numerous years that i've been the following. Being a Paris-based journalist gave me a privileged remark submit, the chance to shuttle largely, to get to grasp the towns and cities, and to fulfill and trade rules with an outstanding variety of French electorate of all socio-economic circles, lots of whom became my friends.
If I needed to sum up the fundamental angle that runs during the French mentality in any respect degrees, it might be a composite of preening delight, frequently frankly chauvinistic, in being French, and infrequently hid dislike, bordering on worry and loathing, of switch. As a humans they strengthen reluctantly towards the longer term, eyes mounted firmly at the earlier, in particular the wonderful seventeenth century of Louis XIV. Noting what he calls his country's inherent schizophrenia, Denis Jeambar, editor-in-chief of the inside track journal L'Express, has written that France ""oscillates regularly among satisfaction and resignation, flow and immobility. greater than the other ecu state, it really is characterised by means of contradictory attributes.""
-from the Prologue to approximately France"

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