By Joseph Harriss
If I needed to sum up the fundamental angle that runs in the course of the French mentality in any respect degrees, it might be a composite of preening delight, usually frankly chauvinistic, in being French, and infrequently hid dislike, bordering on worry and loathing, of swap. As a humans they enhance reluctantly towards the long run, eyes fastened firmly at the earlier, in particular the wonderful seventeenth century of Louis XIV. Noting what he calls his country's inherent schizophrenia, Denis Jeambar, editor-in-chief of the scoop journal L'Express, has written that France ""oscillates always among satisfaction and resignation, circulate and immobility. greater than the other eu country, it's characterised through contradictory attributes.""
-from the Prologue to approximately France"
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