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Farmers still count for a lot in France, despite their shrinking numbers. Scarcely four per cent of the workforce now earns a living in agriculture. Yet, every politician knows that the country has a huge stake in farming— France is second only to the United States as an agricultural exporter—and that farmer unions wield clout. Farmers have cultural leverage as well. Rolling fields and rural hamlets still figure prominently in most people’s mental image of what makes France French and its social fabric whole.

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The Other House

The Secondary Residence in Postwar France

Sarah Farmer

cities, and medium-sized towns. The number of French workers directly engaged in agriculture dropped precipitously from 7.4 million in 1946 to 2 million in 1975. 10 The agricultural exodus gutted villages and hamlets that had been steadily losing

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Kathleen Lennon

the imaginaries of others which mediate our relations to them. Such an account unifies the range of examples which Sartre discusses from The Imaginary onwards: Franconay; 7 the actor playing Hamlet; 8 and, in Sartre’s play, the actor Edmund Kean. 9

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Demos and Nation

Misplacing the Dilemmas of the European Union--In Memory of Stanley Hoffmann

Charles S. Maier

( Staatenbund ), and for others even sort of an empire, though an empire without hard power, which is really a contradiction in terms. “Do you see yonder cloud that’s almost in the shape of a camel?” Hamlet teases Polonius shortly before he kills him. “Or like a

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Jews and Christians in Vichy France

New and Renewed Perspectives

Michael Sutton

Protestant commune (both the village and nearby hamlets), and the contiguous or interconnected communes of Fay-sur-Lignon, Le Mazet-Saint-Voy, Saint-Agrève, and Tence (only the last being largely Catholic). The story of their saving so many Jews, especially