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But the current French state doesn't even try to claim continuity beyond 1870.

I'm sure you know this story. I was introduced to it my a French language teacher who didn't see the way that speakers of regional languages might feel equally "oppressed" by the French state's insistance on monolongual schooling into 3rd Republic "Frenchness".

There are three stories about the euro crisis: the Republican story, the German story, and the truth. -- Paul Krugman

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Apr 10th, 2012 at 03:44:52 PM EST
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