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France-Amérique Turns 80!
Our publication was launched in New York City on May 23, 1943, during World War II – a period of intense political debate between supporters of the Vichy regime and those fighting for de Gaulle that our historian-in-residence, Diane de Vignemont, recounts using archives from the era. This is our cover story. Also in this issue, discover how France is bringing back American tourists after the pandemic; read about Mediawan, the French audiovisual group that has taken control of Brad Pitt’s production company; and travel to Virginia, where the recently opened National Museum of the U.S. Army offers a treasure trove of artifacts and stories in a testament to French-American friendship!
We’ll Always Have Passion
This month, France-Amérique is celebrating its 80th anniversary – a miraculous example of longevity in today’s print media sector. This success is due to America’s longstanding passion for France, and the omnipresence of America in French controversies.
By Guy Sorman
WORK TO LIVE?
A French Pension Row with Deeper Implications
The scale and intensity of the current protests reflect a deeper discontent relating to the very nature of work and its place in people’s lives. While these concerns may seem specifically French, they echo a much broader and long-standing debate in our societies.
By Anthony Bulger
THE BATTLE OF NEW YORK
and the Birth of France-Amérique
The very first issue of France-Amérique was published on May 23, 1943. At the time, it was a deeply political newspaper. Against the backdrop of clashing opinions within New York City’s French community, the new weekly clearly stated its intentions: to raise awareness of the Free French cause among Americans, and to support the resistance effort organized by General de Gaulle.
By Diane de Vignemont
THE U.S. ARMY’S FRENCH TREASURES
on Display in Virginia
By Clément Thiery
Table of contents
TO OUR READERS
A Francophile’s Dream since 1943. By Guénola Pellen
FROM THE NEWSDESK
The Right to Die with Dignity. By Anthony Bulger
COME ON OUT
French Cultural Events in North America. By Tracy Kendrick
We’ll Always Have Passion. By Guy Sorman
Annie Cohen-Solal: Picasso, a Foreigner in France. By Guy Sorman
How France Is Bringing Back American Tourists. By Benoît Georges
French Group Mediawan Buys Brad Pitt. By Jean-Gabriel Fredet
80 YEARS OF FRANCE-AMÉRIQUE
The Battle of New York and the Birth of France-Amérique. By Diane de Vignemont
Lagerfeld at the Met, a Controversial Tribute. By Marie-Dominique Deniau
Martin Scorsese, in the Wake of the French New Wave. By Pauline Guedj
The U.S. Army’s French Treasures on Display in Virginia. By Clément Thiery
Tammy Call: “Our Customers Are the General Public and the Soldiers.” By Clément Thiery
The Day Samuel Beckett Became a French Writer. By Ben Libman
Nathacha Appanah: Within Walls. By Sophie Joubert
La retraite de France. By Dominique Mataillet