How Gallic pride gave way to depression

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Series Details 10.2.10
Publication Date 10/02/2010
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Commentary feature. Writer says that there is only one word to describe the present mood of France and that is 'dépression'. The French are deeply uncertain about their individual and collective future in ther world. What will be France’s standing in a globalised world no longer dominated by the west?

Could the French be the last convinced Europeans and, as such, more depressed by the fact that the European Union does not seem ready or willing to confront the challenge of globalisation?

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ESO: Background information: France’s unease at national identity crisis

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