What historians did not know was Le Corbusier’s soft spot for totalitarian regimes like Nazi Germany and his scorn for Jews.
After World War II, Notre Dame was no longer a cathedral, a seat for the Catholic Church, but instead the seat for all Frenchmen and women.
The anniversary arrives at an apt time — the tide of anti-Semitism that surged across France in the late 19th century again seems to be rising again.
“My role is not to make people happy. It is to tell the truth as strongly as possible — bluntly, even savagely, if necessary.”
Like the thermal waters of the town, Vichy’s history continues to bubble and belch, at times with enough force to upend French politics and culture.
“Bad faith blinds us to the brute fact of our radical freedom.”
“Deep down, we still cling to the notion that what an artist makes with her hands reflects what transpires in her soul.”
Will Russia’s meddling in the American elections lead to revoking Putin’s medal?
Despite the coterie of Jews surrounding Trump, there is no one with enough integrity or honor to stand up and do the right thing.
Called upon to think and exercise their moral imagination, most simply failed to do so.