Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Jonathan Meades On France

I am currently watching Jonathan Meades On France.

The untouched:  "...a vague fey love of nature..."

"This is the country that ate a zoo..."

"All cities are artifices..."

"Undemonstrative facade after undemonstrative facade... modesty is often arrogant..."

"The bourgeoisie does not admit it is bourgeois..."

"Ghettos which are hardly hidden, but are off the map... imported impoverished cultures..."

"It is planning not architecture which is culpable..."

"Roots are what vegetables have..."

"Landscape is routinely sacrificed to profit..."

"The sapping horrors of bucolic life..."

"The creepy malignant socialist Francois Mitterand..."

"Charles de Gaulle came to power by employing the tactics of a protection racketeer... the threat of armed coup had been averted by a bloodless coup..."

"It is not until fashions have gone out of fashion that their preposterousness becomes apparent..."

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