Tag Archives: France

“Wild France”

Paleo Retiree writes: Six short episodes, which my wife and I watched on Netflix. The show’s writer/producer/host, Roy Mears, is smart, articulate and enthusiastic in a goofy-naturalist kind of way, picking up rocks and smelling tree branches and saying “Wonderful, … Continue reading

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Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Will France follow in Trump’s footsteps? Title IX gone wild. New York City’s best dumplings. How Russia does a trade show. (NSFW) Why are we more preoccupied these days with policing attitudes than with policing behavior? Should … Continue reading

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Eight Movie Posters for “Band of Outsiders”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Band of Outsiders” is, I think, the tenderest of the great Godard films. It’s also, with the exception of “Breathless,” the one that looms largest in the public consciousness: The scenes showing Karina, Frey, and Brasseur … Continue reading

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Eddie’s Spirit Chronicles: Armorik Double Maturation Whisky

Eddie Pensier writes: I tried this Breton whisky for patriotism’s sake this past Bastille Day.  Somewhat to my surprise, it was absolutely sensational.  Rich smoky-leathery nose caused raised eyebrows: this is no fleur délicat here.  The main palate note is … Continue reading

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The French Are an Ancient and Opulent People

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I. Germany (says the Greek Chalcondyles) is of ample latitude from Vienna to the ocean; and it stretches (a strange geography) from Prague in Bohemia to the River Tartessus, and the Pyrenæan Mountains. The soil, except in … Continue reading

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Bronze Is Not the Most Durable of Monuments

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Near three months, without excepting the holy season of Lent, were consumed in skirmishes and preparations, before the Latins were ready or resolved for a general assault. The land fortifications had been found impregnable; and the … Continue reading

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Charlemagne Sleeps at Salzburg

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Such a changed France have we; and a changed Louis. Changed, truly; and further than thou yet seest!—To the eye of History many things, in that sick-room of Louis, are now visible, which to the Courtiers … Continue reading

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