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  • Fri, 15 Jan 2016 08:00:00    Permalink
    Creative Expression, Controversy, and Classic French Literature

    “It is a stupidity second to none, to busy oneself with the correction of the world.” 
    Le Misanthrope, I:1, 1666

    Many of the minds and pens of those who have shaped society, discourse, and art hail from France, the birthplace of diplomacy. However, as Molière, born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, and many of his kind discovered, those who take readers outside the status quo with their expression may find themselves paying pipers of all kinds. We celebrate Molière this week, the week of his birth, and observe his contribution and the company he kept in the spirit and tradition of French creativity.

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