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July 2022

Celebrating Bastille Day

With Bastille Day – France’s fête nationale – just around the corner, read about French Azilum, a royalist refuge built in the Pennsylvania countryside to welcome Queen Marie Antoinette, and tour the Château de Vizille near Grenoble, which houses the world’s only museum devoted to the Revolution of 1789! Also in this issue, discover the history of the French and American flags, which happen to share the same colors, take a look at the French inventions that changed the world – from Pascal’s calculator to the lawn mower – and read our editorial on diversity in Emmanuel Macron’s new government. Vive la différence!

Featured Articles

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INTERVIEW

ETIENNE-EMILE BAULIEU

“I Support Life and Women’s Right to Choose”

Professor Etienne-Emile Baulieu is known for inventing the abortion pill. Comprised of mifepristone (or RU-486), it is used to terminate a pregnancy without surgery. In the endless debate on abortion in the United States, the future of this medication is currently threatened by pro-life activists, despite being authorized by the FDA since 2000.

ENTREPRENEURS

ARIANE & ALIX DAGUIN

Good Taste from Mother to Daughter

Ariane Daguin, founder of the D’Artagnan gourmet-products distributor, has just sold her company for 102 million dollars. Her new project, a farm and a restaurant overseen by her daughter Alix, has seen her reconnect with her family roots.

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CULTURE

FRENCH INVENTIONS

That Changed the World

From Blaise Pascal’s mechanical calculator to Roland Moreno’s chip card, French innovations have helped shape today’s world.

PORTFOLIO

A

Is For Art... and André Saraiva

André Saraiva is a French graffitist, concept artist, video maker, and entrepreneur well known in the fashion, music, and nightlife worlds – he created clubs such as Le Baron in Paris and Le Bain in New York. He recently published a coffee-table book recounting his 40-year career between France and the United States.

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Table of contents

FROM THE NEWSDESK

Change, Continuity, Uncertainty: France Has a New Government. By Anthony Bulger

COME ON OUT

French Cultural Events in North America. By Tracy Kendrick

EDITORIAL

A France of Many Colors. By Guy Sorman

INTERVIEW

Etienne-Emile Baulieu: “I Support Life and Women’s Right to Choose.” By Guy Sorman

THE OBSERVER

Is French Pessimism Inevitable? By Anthony Bulger

DIPTYCH ICONS

Le drapeau tricolore/The Stars and Stripes. By Clément Thiery

ENTREPRENEURS

Ariane & Alix Daguin: Good Taste from Mother to Daughter. By Benoît Georges

HERITAGE

Albert Kahn’s Dream. By Jean-Gabriel Fredet

BEYOND THE SEA

Florence Gould: The Secrets of a Billionaire. By Jérôme Kagan

CULTURE

French Inventions That Changed the World. By Dominique Mataillet

ALBERTINE DIARIES

Museums, a Sounding Board for Major Contemporary Issues. By Annabelle Ténèze

BON APPÉTIT

François Perret: A Road Trip through American Desserts. By Clément Thiery

Recipe: Fennel Salad

FRENCH AMERICA

Marie Antoinette Overlook, Pennsylvania. By Anthony Lacoudre

PORTFOLIO

A Is for Art… and André Saraiva. By Clément Thiery

ICONIC

The Beret. By Guénola Pellen

BOOK REVIEW

Estelle-Sarah Bulle: Guadeloupe in Four Voices. By Sophie Joubert

THE WORDSMITH

Balderdash, Twaddle, and Other Macronisms. By Dominique Mataillet

UNKNOWN FRANCE

The French Revolution Comes to Life in the Alps. By Gabriel Bertrand

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