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“And as I laughed I thought: ‘Dead right!’” Diana Athill, 96, on how we think about our own mortality. Subsidized by the State, French newspapers are losing money faster than you can say “Existentialism”. Nicotine and sweat and songs from the … Continue reading

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Along with direct rule, the French brought their penal code to Vietnam. Goodwill largely motivated them, since Vietnamese law beheaded thieves and had adulterous women trampled to death by elephants. But French jurisprudence confused and convulsed Vietnam’s traditional legal system … Continue reading

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