Tag Archives: Pays de Gex

The summer of our discontent

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by Malcolm Curtis|The Essential Edge, Geneva|August 12, 2012 This is the season when nothing gets done. Summer is glorious but a winter of discontent hangs over our house, chiefly because we have chosen to remain here in the French Pays … Continue reading

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Geneva’s neighbors turn their back on Hollande

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by Malcolm Curtis | May 7, 2012 Most voters in French regions bordering Geneva backed the losing candidate in Sunday’s presidential elections. France’s electorate booted right-wing incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy from office, handing Socialist François Hollande a small but decisive majority. … Continue reading

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What Voltaire’s crumbling chapel tells us

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by Malcolm Curtis|April 26, 2012|Tribune de Genève Blogs The chapel “erected to God” by Voltaire in 1761 still survives, but barely. Plastic sheets cover the roof of the crumbling stone edifice adjacent to the chateau built for the great enlightenment … Continue reading

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