Amir Taheri: "France facing a post-national world" via Asharq Al Awsat / Amir Taheri
27-May-2012 (one comment)

Throughout France’s stormy presidential election campaign both main candidates used one word as leitmotif. The word is la nation (nation).

Outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy claimed that the election would decide the fate of the “French nation”. In contrast, Socialist challenger Francois Hollande insisted that Sarkozy was using nationalism as bait for the radical right wing of the electorate.

A leading French commentator dubbed the election “ a referendum on French identity”.

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I had uploaded it as an article for the Frontpage because I thought it may be of interest but then since it wasn't published I thought I'd post it as a news item ...


It seems it's disappeared ... 


Here is the link to the original article if interested:


France facing a post-national world Asharq Alawsat Newspaper