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Macron asks to assume Napoleon’s legacy without hiding his shadows | Culture

French President Emmanuel Macron believes that countries must look history in the face, face their miseries. And think how little sense it makes to sweep them under the rug, like overthrowing statues or condemning past crimes by current standards. “Napoleon Bonaparte is part of us,” he said on Wednesday, commemorating the bicentennial of the death […]

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France commemorates, but does not celebrate, the bicentennial of Napoleon’s death | Culture

All, Napoleonians and anti-Napoleonians, agree: France does not celebrate Napoleon on the bicentennial of his death; commemorates it. Napoleon Bonaparte died on May 5, 1821, confined to the island of Saint Helena, in the Atlantic Ocean. He was born in Corsica in 1769, a year after the island’s incorporation into France, and as Stendhal would […]

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