Tag Archives: politics

  1. 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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  2. “Citizen of nowhere”: Revolution and reaction revived

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    October 6, 2016 by Andrew W M Smith

    “Citizen of nowhere”: there’s a poetic ring to it, I suppose, though its inference is dark. As Peter Catterall points …
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  3. Strength to Remain

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    June 22, 2016 by Andrew W M Smith

    Let’s not retreat into the nostalgic past, nor forfeit our influence. Let’s not surrender to fear & doubt. Let’s strive …
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  4. Life Cycles: The Ephemera of Research

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    June 9, 2016 by Andrew W M Smith

    Parking tickets, library cards, recipes, notes, and adverts; I love second-hand books and the stuff that you can find tucked …
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  5. Guarding the Limits: Voices & Memory in an Age of Narrative

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    March 16, 2016 by Andrew W M Smith

    Historians aren’t meant to see the future, though sometimes it feels like we’re expected to. We all know the adage …
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  6. Places and Parity: Processing Horrors

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    November 15, 2015 by Andrew W M Smith

    The leafy squares of Bloomsbury are a world away from the vibrant, bustling public squares of the Levant.  The farmer’s …
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  7. French Wine Terrorism

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    November 9, 2015 by Andrew W M Smith

    What on earth is French Wine Terrorism? That’s a pretty reasonable question, to be honest, and it’s one I’m fairly …
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  8. REPOST: French History @ IHR: Roundtable discussion of Emile Chabal’s ‘A Divided Republic: Nation, State and Citizenship in Contemporary France’

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    October 20, 2015 by Andrew W M Smith

    This blog (written by me) was originally posted on the French History Network Blog http://frenchhistorysociety.co.uk/blog/?p=633   Date & Place: Monday 5 …
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  9. Choosing a Leader: Thinking in Ink

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    August 13, 2015 by Andrew W M Smith

    I’ve been thinking a lot about political messages recently, about hope, about change, and about all that comes between them. …
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  10. Wine, Terror and the Tour de France

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    July 6, 2015 by Andrew W M Smith

    The Tour de France is one of France’s most lauded sporting events. It is a huge presence in the memory …
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