The sales of a book by Madame de Lafayette,
"La Princesse de Clèves", are up in France and there have been public readings of it in theatres and universities. The reason? Sarkozy hates it
. As Sarkozy's popularity plummets
, the "17th century tale of thwarted love" gets unexpected attention beyond the classroom. Badges
inscribed with "I am reading The Princess of Clèves" were the most popular item at the opening of the Paris book fair this week. [more inside]
posted by lucia__is__dada
on Mar 19, 2009 -
in the Western world has become so infantilised that even eight-year-olds can share its brilliant insights... It appears that how you feel, rather than what you believe in, has become the defining feature of political protest. Via Arts&Letters Daily
posted by gd779
on Mar 11, 2004 -
"Fighting the Left - Doing it Right"
- protestwarrior.com is founded on the basis of letting the "pro-government" people who might be the "silent majority" protest in their own way. so while it's not just a pro-troops rally cry, in essence it's protesting for the war... or any war, for that manner. kind of a novel idea.. looks like they're viewing this as a starting point for people to have a retort against other protestors.
posted by djspicerack
on Apr 4, 2003 -