If you're interested in contemporary France as it enters the new decade, this Meet-Up is for you . . .
Reforms and proposed reforms, opposition and strikes, current politics, this spring's municipal elections, the Macron government, France and the EU, France in the world and its relations with other nations.
What is France doing better at than other developed nations? . . . What are the country's greatest challenges? . . . What dangers does it face? . . . In this time of crisis in much of the democratic world, France seems like an outlier--a defender of liberal values, bucking the Brexit-Trump-populist/nationalist tide (so far, at least), a country where new legislation actually gets passed. Why is this so, and can it continue?
Meet on the second Sunday of the month (e.g., Jan. 12, Feb. 9, . . .) at Panera Bread, 7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda.