Magazine
Latest Issue

France profonde

What France's 68ers think about Chirac

By Aarathi Prasad   86

A strong wind whips up clouds of dust in front of the car. The muffled thump of artillery starts again, too close for comfort. Have I taken a wrong turning? Ahead, a small knot of soldiers watch me intensely. Four light tanks clatter their way across the road. But this is France profonde, the Larzac plateau. Incongruously, it is an exercise ground for the French military and home to perhaps a hundred middle-aged leftovers from May 1968. I have coffee with two of them, Marc, a wood-turner, and Christine, who makes hats. I want to know what they think about…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with our newsletter, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect