So the last word should go to someone who had a much better understanding of the state / citizen relationship, the late Mao Tse-tung, former Chairman of the Communist Party of China, who said;
“Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.”
A chilling warning to anyone planning to use the upcoming fiftieth anniversary as an opportunity to complete the unfinished business of ’68!
On the 20th April 2013, I moved into my apartment, designed by Georges-Eugène Haussmann, commonly known as Baron Haussmann (pronounced House-Man, what a cool name for a domestic architect!)
Jews have been living in Paris intermittently since the first century B.C. France was the first European country to grant … More
If we define art as “the expression of creative skill in a form that can be appreciated for its beauty and emotional power”, then all of the following are also art,
The poetry in the streets of Paris derives not from their names or width but from their shear beauty
This is a collection of old paintings and photographs in roughly chronological order: Quai de la Tournelle – note the … More
Most tourists are too tired to go out in the evenings, but they are missing Paris at its best! Don’t expect an early night, things don’t really kick off until 10:30 pm.