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Jacques Prévert


Family Scene

Mammá’s at her knitting The son’s at his war No need to ask herself what for It’s only fitting thinks mammá And papá what’s he at what’s he at papá? Papá’s at his business good bourgeois His wife’s at her knitting His son’ [...]

The Sledgehammer Argument of General Massu

General Jacques Massu—whose surname is a homophone for massue (“sledgehammer”)—was one of the principals in the Algerian War (1954–1962), around whom the question of the legitimacy of torture raged. It’s never light-heartedly that we [...]