Tim King, author of Prospect’s France profonde column, asked a cross-section of French people to write a portrait of their own country in 250 words. The responses are in translation below. Click here to read them in the original, unabbreviated French. To read Tim’s introduction to the texts, click here.
Thierry Coste Author, lobbyist and adviser to Nicolas Sarkozy
The French have the annoying habit of complaining about everything and blaming others for their supposed problems. For example, foreigners who come to France are often accused of loving our country too much! Some natives of France profonde imagine they are…
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