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French Identity

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Submitted by Robert Arsenault (United States), Nov 8, 2005 at 13:01

For decades, France has justified its occasionally annoying or contrarian behavior with its fondness for retaining a singular French identity. All jokes about wine & cheese aside, the western world should now hope that this emphasis on France being French will see them through this challenge, which is cultural above all else.

Though western governments tend to be lazy about confronting this sort of problem, France is, after all, the nation that brought us the ban on headscarves, so hope lives. Vive la France!
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