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French politicians see political advantage in evoking patriotic nostalgia • FRANCE 24 English

FRANCE24, 15 Nov 2021
Dr. André Loez, Historian and Host of 'Paroles d'Histoire' podcast joins France 24 for #ArmisticeDay. As we mark the end of #WorldWarI with a day of #commemorations and ceremonies, Dr. Loez reminds us that "most French #politicians (including Macron and Le Pen) recognize that there's probably something to gain politically from using the past, especially in a country like #France where a lot of people are obsessed by national past." And patriotic nostalgia can be especially powerful, explains Dr. Loez, when evoking past French leaders, like de Gaulle, who transcend political affiliations and ideologies. 

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