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France: a self-portrait (French)

Sixteen French men and women reflect on modern France

By prospect   November 2006

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, in the original, unabbreviated French are below. Click here to read the profiles in English. To read Tim’s introduction to the texts, click here.

Thierry Coste Directeur de Lobbying et Stratégies Les Français, c’est bien connu, ont une fâcheuse tendance à se plaindre de tout et à reporter sur les autres la responsabilité de leurs maux supposés. À ce titre, les étrangers qui viennent en France sont aux yeux de bon nombre…

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