But it isn't entirely Piketty's arguments and analysis that have intimidated friend and foe alike. Instead, it's his uniquely French adherence to a deeply threatening sartorial affectation.
These, as one of the oldest breeds of horse alive, also remind us that there is beauty in nature worth nurturing, and a true partnership to be had, if we allow ourselves the profundity of such a relationship.
It was the last time I will be in the Netherlands for a while -- my year in Paris is nearly finished. This trip was more a last hurrah than anything -- and last hurrahs don't end by slinking back to the city with your tail between your legs. Last hurrahs end with hitchhiking.
Arles is best known for its Roman monuments, part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with its nearly intact amphitheater, cloister, and obelisk. But Arles is also a beloved cradle of classic painters, who liked the light, the colors, and the rich and vibrant culture of its inhabitants.
If everyone understands the need to fight against tax fraud, everyone can agree that law abiding taxpayers should not pay the price. That is why it is essential that our government remind financial institutions of their duty and not sacrifice their social role attached to banking in France and remind them of their obligations.
French right-wing leaders have reached the peak of shamelessness with their statements during the savings package debate in the Parliament.
I couldn't get enough of the fabulous mosaics dating from ancient Greek times to well after the Christian era at Tunisia's renovated National Bardo Mu...
I'll always be grateful to southwest France and Bart for giving me 100,000 years of memories.
The U.S. should tone down the rhetoric and concentrate on the core issues for worldwide peace and accept the Crimean reality. The solution will evolve slowly, if we let it.
Canada must acknowledge that gender inequality, race, incest and histories of oppression are the pillars of the sex trade, including prostitution.
While clever arguments are being made as to whether young people should be paid much less, from France and elsewhere, to pursue dead-end jobs, it is not surprising that some of them have no faith in help from the State.
On February 4, 2010, the Supreme Council of National Defense of Romania approved the installation of the missile shield at Deveselu, in Olt County. This shield is meant to defend all states that benefit from it and protect them against possible missile attacks.
Part of self-care is, of course, relieving the burden of stress. So give it a try and unplug. Your health may reward you handsomely, and, you just may discover an added benefit -- more of that rare and precious gift the French refer to as "joie de vivre."
For a significant part of a child's life, a mother acts as a one-woman concierge, chauffeur, maid, cook, and more. So the least her offspring (with some help from dad, perhaps) can do is to return the favor, and I say take it up a notch and bring in the hotel professionals.
Located in the town of Port-Marly, directly west of Paris, just under 12 miles away from the capital, the Château de Monte-Cristo property now hosts musical and theatrical events, and draws tourists and painting aficionados.
The artists at Walt Disney Animation Studios have literally prepared a Feast. Which is the title of a brand-new short from first-time director Patrick Osborne. Osborne first came to John Kahrs' attention after he created an experimental animation test at WDAS.