This engaging, knowledgeable book traces the American path France has followed since resolving its searing Algerian conflict in 1962. Barnett Singer convincingly demolishes two pervasive clichAcs about modern France: first, that the country has never been fit to fight wars, including wars on terror; and second, that the French have always been and remain overwhelmingly anti-American. The end of the war led to an important sea change, clearing the way for France to embrace American culture, especially rock 'n' roll, and more generally, an American-style emphasis on personal happiness. The author argues that today's France, wounded by the loss of traditions and stability, is increasingly pro-American, clinging to trends from across the Atlantic as to a lifeline.Searching for Happiness After the Algerian War Barnett Singer ... Hi5 testimony for Paul PlAcnard, the police commissioner heading a secret service Renseignements CAcnAcraux (RC) branch in Savoyard ChambAcry, ... doctora#39;sa possessions a note with scribbled sumsaobviously related to the F LN collection process among Algerians in regional French factories. ... Mahdid also admitted giving his monthly dues for the FLN of two thousand (old) francs personally to his work friend, Lahira.
|Title||:||The Americanization of France|
|Publisher||:||Rowman & Littlefield - 2013|