Tag Archives: france

  1. “A Greater and Better Humanity”: Memory and trails of De Gaulle

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    March 12, 2021 by Andrew W M Smith

    New York Welcomes De Gaulle

    Like most cities, New York is awash with memorials which speak of civic, national and international memories of past conflicts. …
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  2. Qonspiracy

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    February 22, 2021 by Andrew W M Smith

    Qonspiracy These might be the interesting times that people warned us about… I was approached by a journalist to talk …
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  3. COVID-19 and Macron’s “Society of Free Individuals”

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    October 16, 2020 by Andrew W M Smith

    One of the things I enjoy about teaching Contemporary History and Politics is the sense of a subject in motion. …
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  4. Apples and Sestertii: Shifting Symbols of Chirac

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    September 27, 2019 by Andrew W M Smith

    The slick Caius Preposterous knew how to turn a deal. He also knew the way to political power. How to …
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  5. The Gilets Jaunes Protest: A Grand Refusal in an Age of Commuter Democracy

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    December 13, 2018 by Andrew W M Smith

    I wrote up some thoughts on the recent Gilets Jaunes protests taking place in France. You can read the article …
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  6. Le Chant des Partisans: 75 years since a song took flight

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    July 24, 2018 by Andrew W M Smith

    When Andre Malraux eulogised Jean Moulin and the ‘army of shadows’ on the steps of the Panthéon in December 1964, …
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  7. Resistance by Moonlight

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    April 6, 2018 by Andrew W M Smith

    There’s always a slightly awkward moment when you talk to a room full of history enthusiasts about your favourite item …
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  8. Macron’s Appeal: Resistance and Myths

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    September 25, 2017 by Andrew W M Smith

    In March 1942, the trade-unionist Christian Pineau secretly flew to London from Nazi Occupied France, seeking to connect his resistance …
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  9. Teaching French History

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    February 15, 2017 by Andrew W M Smith

    I wrote a piece for the Arts and Humanities as Higher Education blog, and you can find it by visiting that …
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  10. Book Launch: Report & Recording

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    November 4, 2016 by Andrew W M Smith

    My book launch took place on 31st October at the IHR. Ludivine Broch has written up a report on the …
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