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The Legion of Honour doesn't have much prestige these days, despite it having been created by Napoleon; neither does the other (civilian) decoration, the National Order of Merit. Anecdote: the National Order of Merit was refused by Swiss filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, who reportedly said: "I have no merit and I ain't taking orders from nobody..."
by Bernard on Fri Jan 2nd, 2015 at 02:57:41 PM EST
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