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Alsace-Lorraine: French or German Originally? Posted by on Mar 31, 2013

No region has caused a more serious headache to both France and Germany than that of the Alsace-Lorraine, or as the Germans call it: Elsass-Lothringen. To this day, some people still wonder: Is it originally French or German? Starting from the mid-seventeenth century, the Alsace-Lorraine was French, no question about it. That is, until it was…

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Hollande Vs. Sarkozy: Comics, Economics, and Freakonomics! (Part II) Posted by on May 4, 2012

Nicolas Sarkozy is a man of contradictions: When a handful of delinquents welcomed him with rotten eggs at one of the Parisian banlieues, he didn’t hesitate to call them racailles (scum.) Yet he never shied away from using un langage de voyou (thuggish language) himself: To an old man who refused to shake his hand, he said “Casse-toi, pauv’ con” (“F***…

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