Black's History Week


France since De Gaulle: a radical or conservative republic?

Ep. 21

How well did France adapt to economic and social change in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s?

In this edition of Black's History Week, Professor Jeremy Black, author of the forthcoming France: A Short History, talks to The Critic's political editor, Graham Stewart, about French reforms and continuities from Georges Pompidou to Francois Hollande.

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Image: Francois Hollande June 1, 2012. (BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/GettyImages)

Music: Radetzky March by Human Symphony Orchestra (

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