Gilbert Reid’s France

France is capricious and contradictory; she’s traditional and revolutionary; she’s archaic and ultra-modern. She exalts in joie-de-vivre and pops anti-depressants. She disdains the vulgar marketplace, but sells her aircraft, haute couture, wines, and nuclear plants around the world. She is not a nation - she is a civilization.

In this 5-part series, broadcaster Gilbert Reid explores whether France - and her charms - can survive the 21st century.

http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Ideas/Full+Episodes/2009/ID/1496362241/

Last modified on 03/07/2013

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