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Sarkozy, the Man Who Shot the French Stereotype

The greatest disaster to happen to stereotypes about French people is the election of Nicolas Sarkozy at the presidency of the Republic on May 2007.

Until now, the French could pretend that they were the most refined people of all, that France was the country of art and good taste, that the French spirit, nourished by both the Cartesianism and the Declaration of the Rights of Man, enlightened the darkness of the world – and, until now, other countries could pretend to believe this pretty fairy tale. Continue reading