Features: May 2009 Archives

Gilbert Reid's France, Parts 1 - 5 (Listen)

france-main.jpgFrance is capricious and contradictory; she's traditional and revolutionary; she's archaic and ultra-modern. She exalts in joie-de-vivre and pops anti-depressants. She disdains the vulgar marketplace, but sells her aircraft, haute couture, wines, and nuclear plants around the world. She is not a nation - she is a civilization. In this 5-part series, broadcaster Gilbert Reid explores whether France - and her charms - can survive the 21st century.
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