The French recognize that the arts are the measure of a society, so they invest heavily.
International Congress on Medieval Studies meets every year here. That’s about 3000 people talking about c400CE-c1400CE. I should go….
It’s one thing to lose your justice minister over a big, career-defining piece of legislation. It’s another to lose her, as François Hollande did this week, over a weedy, technical law almost everyone agrees is purely symbolic.
Christiane Taubira—a strong, passionate leftist voice in French society, think a French Elizabeth Warren, resigned over the law.