British journalist Liam Mullone sparked debate as to whether or not it is morally correct to learn French.
Recent government back-pedalling on equality classes in schools has some of us questioning just what égalité in France means.
How well do you know your French philosophers? Voltaire was a French philosopher and writer who challenged the status quo of 18th century France.
Perhaps there is something about occupying the same physical space as creative greats who have gone before, that makes us believe that we too can be great. Maybe Paris reminds us of the people who accomplished more, with less, and thus inspires us to be better.
Jean-Paul Sartre was a French existentialist philosopher who believed that each individual has the freedom to change things and make a real difference.
Simone de Beauvoir was a French existentialist philosopher whose book ‘The Second Sex’ challenged the accepted role of women in society.
René Descartes was a French philosopher credited with the most famous philosophical quote of all time: “cogito ergo sum” – “I think therefore I am”.