Several years back I saw the name Jules Ferry on a map, and have seen it many times since, Rue Jules Ferry is often used as a street name.
So who was Jules?.......He was prime Minister of France twice, and helped to remove education from the strong influence of the Catholic Church, good man I thought. But on reading further I changed my mind, he formed the idea of acquiring a great colonial empire, for the sake of economic exploitation. He declared that "the superior races have a right because they have a duty: it is their duty to civilize the inferior races."
This week Segolene Royal who was the leader of the opposition in France has been stirring things up for the French President. Read more here. Segolene discombobulates the issue!
Link to Wikipedia about Jules Ferry.
Link to Jules Ferry Biography here.
I took this picture last week when I walked up Jules Ferry street in Fougeres, I am going through a door phase!
Do you think that he, Sarkozy should say sorry for previous French governments who messed up and for the arrogant attitude of Jules and others like him?.
The French word for duty is devoir.
The French word to stir or mix is mélanger.
The word discombobulate.