The last French Revolution

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!

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Chez Moi

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!)

Parisian Art

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,

Historic Paris

This is a collection of old paintings and photographs in roughly chronological order: Quai de la Tournelle – note the … More