Tag Archives: Stanley Karnow

The man who pawned a guillotine

If you walk up the rue de la Roquette in the direction of Pere Lachaise cemetery, you will notice a pleasant park on your left, with a rustic-looking entrance. On the gate is a memorial tablet honouring 4,000 women Resistance … Continue reading

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A mutable feast

Last week, we were considering Paris in the 19th century, and how much has changed since then. But Paris is not just a moveable feast, it’s a mutable feast, and it has changed even since the 20th century. Think of … Continue reading

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