1. Public Versus Private Life and the Self. In Chapter 6 of Au Contraire! A-M conclude with the following statement: Unlike Americans, the French don’t seem to make a connection between a person’s attitude and actions in his or her private life and what might happen in public; this is an area where the cultural gap is simply real (p. 58).
What historical example or examples can you think of that illustrate this cultural gap? Explain why you selected this example to share with your classmates.
The Roots of French Anti-globalization. How is the anti-colonial discourse generated by the Left over the question of Algeria related to anti-globalization campaigns such as those undertaken by José Bové and others?