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Testimony: France, Europe, and the World in the Twenty-First Century

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In this important book from the newly elected president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy sets forth his personal vision of France's role in world affairs and his plans for modernizing the country and equipping it for the twenty-first century.

With unusual candor, President Sarkozy describes the difficulties France has faced in recent years—high unemployment, social tensions, inadequate education, a government that has not been responsive or responsible when confronting economic and social problems. In international relations, he calls for a new approach to the way France positions itself in the world. He is a great admirer of the United States, an unorthodox position for a French leader, and his vision for Europe is ambitious and far-reaching. His iconoclastic views on Israel and the Arab world, Africa, globalization, immigration, and the environment promise a sharp break with the past.

The ideas of France's new president are probably more daring, coherent, and compelling than those of any French leader in decades. Furthermore, he remains optimistic about France, insisting that the country is eager to embrace profound change. Bold, pragmatic, a risk-taker, President Sarkozy sets forth an exciting new direction for France as it enters the world of the twenty-first century.

Table of Contents

Introduction — Political beginnings — A brush with defeat — Becoming a minister — Doing things differently — Society and schools — Rewarding merit and work — Remaking French politics — Our complex society — A clean break — Fixing the French economy — Rethinking foreign policy — Conclusion: a new France.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061758089
Subtitle:
France, Europe, and the World in the Twenty-First Century
Publisher:
HarperPerennial
Translated by:
Philip H. Gordon
Author:
Nicolas Sarkozy
Author:
Sarkozy, Nicolas
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Government - International
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
France-Post World War II
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Politics-Political Science
Subject:
France-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2007
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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Biography » Presidents and Heads of State
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History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » World History » France » General

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