The culture history of the French Republic

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Furor on the Left Bank: Philosophical Phonies?
By Jon Henley, The Guardian (London), 1 October 1997. Review of Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont, Les Impostures Intellectuelles, a critique of French intellectuals.
Scientologists Fight French Religious Intolerance
Panafrican News Agency, 23 October 2000. Scientologists, including a number of South Africans, reacted angrily to the French Government's perceived religious intolerance. France has blacklisted 173 religions and is seeking to pass a bill that will look to dissolve sects that are considered undesirable. The list includes Baptists, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Scientologists and Seventh-Day Adventists.
The Black Soul of Jean-Paul Sartre
By Pravasan Pillay, 6 August 2001. Many influential Black thinkers celebrate Sartre as the only white Western philosopher who spoke directly to the Third World. Black and radical philosophers increasingly see him as the first white philosopher to take a serious stand against colonialism and racism.