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The ‘Good War’ Wasn’t So Good for Everybody

This year’s 65th anniversary commemoration of D-Day has been taken over by the revisionists, who are breaking down some of the heroic folklore surrounding the Normandy landings. According to historian Christophe Prime, “The suffering of civilians was for many years masked by the overriding image—that of the French welcoming the liberators with open arms.”

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‘Sarko the American’ Lives Up to the Nickname

If there was any doubt as to whether French President Nicolas Sarkozy has earned his nickname, “Sarko the American,” his speech before Congress on Wednesday definitely put that to rest.

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