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WARNING ! When I write on this site, I try (as much as it is possible) to remain factual and to avoid expressing my own opinion, particuliarly if I have a strong one about something. When this gets too frustrating, I write a short column, sometimes to tease my American friends. Below is the list of these columns. Some are deliberately provocative : please forgive me and consider it an example of French humor.

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France and the French

The quintessential Frenchman  
The Gauls  Socialized medicine? Give me a break!         
On French anti-semitism : reinforcing stereotypes   Rankings....
About the well-known "anti-Semitism" of the French          History : leave it to historians     
About Algeria             About Islam        
About the 35-hour week Being Sick in France : a chauvinistic anecdote ...                
   

The Franco-American relation

   
About French bashing                    American expats : remember it's another country !                
Moral (for others) and business (for me) : a typical American mix?             About the war in Iraq
Throwing in the towel...                              Which US President would the French like the best ?          
   

Current events in France

About the "Islamic veil" and, now, the "burkini".    
Chief of IMF in jail : what the French do not understand ...          "L'Affaire Bettencourt" : a (typically) French story                  
About Executive Life    The French football team : a good image of today's France     
                     

The USA and Americans

No more prayers : legislation, please !  
American expats : remember it's another country !                 The parliament of a Democratic country must not host a TV show...         
About insular America                  About secularism and political correctness              
About the American press                       American children are too strict with their parents!                 
Credit ? No thank you....                      No more lectures, please!            
Racist America ?                                            Sub-prime :stupidity and selfishness!                  
Another lecture by the New York Times or Where are the real Talibans ?  The ugly American eater....                                
What a weird people (taxwise) ...!                        You guys are really funny !                       
   

Europe and the rest of the world

   
Good news for Europe : UK steps out!                          About the so-called Islamic State ...                    
   
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For more on intercultural differences, order Harriet Welty Rochefort's books :

  • "Joie de Vivre", Secrets of Wining, Dining and Romancing like the French, St.Martin's Press, New York, 2012
  • "French Toast, An American in Paris Celebrates The Maddening Mysteries of the French", St.Martin's Press, New York, 1999
  • "French Fried, The Culinary Capers of An American in Paris", St.Martin's Press, New York, 2001

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