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Lettre de Vaison-la-Romaine: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Julian Crandall Hollick examines taxation in Provence in his latest piece. In a nutshell: all is not well outside Paris. “Vaisonnais, like everyone else in the world, are convinced they are overtaxed. They look at the new high school, the … Continue reading

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Lettre de Vaison-la-Romaine: In the Heart of National Front Country

Check out the latest from Julian Crandall-Hollick on the how history and the pieds noirs play into the nationalist movement in Provence: “The Left in France cold-shouldered them. Even today, many Frenchmen see pieds noirs as not really French, nostalgically … Continue reading

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Lettre de Vaison-la-Romaine: Democracy in France

Julian Crandall Hollick writes us a letter from Provence, where democracy is not always what it appears to be: “For people in Provence, democracy in France has always seemed dysfunctional. Lots of talk about liberté and égalité, but precious little … Continue reading

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Lettre de Vaison-la-Romaine Democracy in France

Our own Julian Crandall Hollick, an American expat living in Provence, shared his personal experience with French democracy and politics in an area far from Paris: “For people in Provence, democracy in France has always seemed dysfunctional. Lots of talk … Continue reading

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