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Category Archives: France
Sometimes, Freud said, a pipe is just a pipe. And sometimes, a great film comes out of a great script. Well, L’Atlante, and why it is so loved, is not a simple story of a great script well made. In … Continue reading
What’s the secret to selling an old letter for €187,500 euros (well over 200 thousand dollars)? Well, if it reveals the secret plans of Napoleon Bonaparte in code, it could bring in that much or more. Last year, Napoleon’s first … Continue reading
As the EU wins the Nobel Peace Prize, we are reminded of a time when Europe was the site of many deadly wars. Many institutions, from NATO to the UN, have claimed responsibility for the relative peace in Europe since … Continue reading
Last Monday, the locals were talking about the news. (Okay, so I provoked the conversation.) You’ve heard them probably, the limits of free speech have been debated this month. Instead of going straight to those cases, however, I’d like … Continue reading
French history buffs are planning their own theme park to compete with Disneyland, and honor France’s best known soldier. Napoleonland will bring history to life, in ways that could even make fans of “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Killer” blush with embarrassment. … Continue reading
On November 3, 1798 six men were beheaded in Cairo, on the orders of General Napoleon Bonaparte. They lost their heads only months after General Bonaparte landed “The Army of Egypt” to liberate the Egyptian people from the terror of the Mameluke … Continue reading
Napoleon’s letters fetch a lot of booty. Continue reading