Paris and Reckoning

Anon's Paris

It’s a moment of reckoning again. Or not.

The current furore surrounding the French  political ‘earthquake’  –  brought about by significant far-right party gains in recently held European elections –  seems to be the cusp of one of many moments of ‘reckoning’ that have shaped French political life and Parisian history.

Indeed, the theme of ‘reckoning’ appears at many key turning points in the dynamic trajectory of French (and Parisian) history.

There are a few, striking images that come to mind in reflecting upon the theme of ‘reckoning’ in French political life:

Place de la Bastille

It is a poignant monument  within the city that signifies this theme of ‘reckoning’ in Parisian history and French political life. It symbolizes not only a moment of reckoning for the old order but also one  of redemption. It is as much a symbol of the Parisian bourgeoisie’s determination to dismantle a system that was no…

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Flintstone Feet Of Future’s Past

Voilà un ticket de cinéma américain pour le nouveau X-Men.

The Thrifty Running Dad

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Ok I know that everyone is really tired of hearing about my crazy foot pain the week so I have one last story and then I am done talking about I promise.

I went to work yesterday dealing with pain. I could not even put my tennis show on cause it was so swollen. So I ended up leaving early from work and heading to Urgent Care to get it checked. It turns out it was gout. I thought it was. So I got the usual prescription and left.

My dad surprised me with a free ticket to see the new X-Men movie. I had already promised him I would go and plus it was the freaking X-Men! So we got there early and I listen to my dad give me spoilers of upcoming episodes of Game of Thrones and recap the the entire latest season of Two and Half…

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#football Première sortie très réussie pour les Bleus ! – Débrief et NOTES des joueurs … http://t.co/ERUAtVg6fB http://t.co/fI0R72yUYU

Foot video

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#football Première sortie très réussie pour les Bleus ! – Débrief et NOTES des joueurs … http://t.co/ERUAtVg6fB http://t.co/fI0R72yUYU

Foot video

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