Welcome to my French class blog. I hope to post periodically with updates on what's going on in class.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Poisson d'avril ou Poison d'avril?

The above political cartoon appeared on a French website It depicts French president Nicolas Sarkozy and leader of the conservative party le Front National Marine le Pen. Le Front National has historically opposed immigration -- particularly immigrants from northern Africa and who are primarily Muslim. Below, is a FN campaign poster from a recent (20 mars) election:

Clearly, the cartoonist for le Patriote holds views in opposition to the FN, as well as Président Sarkozy, who was responsible for last summer's expulsion of the Roms from France, which possibly led to the situation described in my last post.  So what do you think:  Le Pen et Sarkozy -- Poisson d'avril ou Poison d'avril?  Take the poll!


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