24. French-bashing: unfair attacks against France?

Previously… In three previous articles, I started to discuss the phenomenon of French-bashing and its implications (if you have not read those articles yet, check them out here, here and here. The first article present the most important articles or “attacks” that are considered as French-bashing in France. The second discusses the relationship of De Gaulle and the Anglo-Saxons, while Read More …

17. Globalization through French eyes

Consider this: in his famous article called the Four Faces of Global Culture, sociologist Peter L. Berger described four facets of globalization: 1) Davos Culture (the rise of an international business elite ); 2) Faculty Club International, that is the internationalization of Western intelligentsia; 3) McWorld Culture 4); and finally, Evangelical Protestantism. It is not difficult to see that France Read More …

12. De Gaulle and the Anglo-Saxons

As much as they are both part of the Western civilization, Anglo-Saxons and French are coming from a different culture. Anglo-Saxons are protestant, the French are catholic. Protestants and Catholics Anyone who has ever read Max Weber’s The protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism, understands why the religious factor is so important, even in secular societies (it is hard Read More …