Month: March 2021

The Presidential Elections, 2022: The Outsider from Cannes

The Presidential Elections, 2022: The Outsider from Cannes

David Lisnard has been Mayor of Cannes–home of Riviera beaches, sun, the film festival– since 2014.  He was reelected to another six year term in March 2020 by 88% of the vote.  He is 52.  He is a father to three children from his first 

Alain Finkielkraut and the Problem of Identity

Alain Finkielkraut and the Problem of Identity

The French Academy was founded in 1635 by Cardinal Richelieu during the reign of Louis XIII.  Its purpose was to maintain the standards of French language and literature, and it remains a bastion of French culture.  There are only forty members, and each is elected