Keyword: révolution

Replica of 1780 French frigate sent to help American revolt retraces journey

The 25m-euro Hermione, whose namesake took troops and cash to aid revolt against English rule, set sail for Boston from France on Saturday.

The expertly crafted Tunisian mirage

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Two weeks ago Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali fled a popular revolution and rage that caught more than him and his cronies by surprise. For over the past decade, numerous international organisations and institutions regularly exhorted developing countries to follow Tunisia as a model of economic success and stability. Ludovic Lamant asks; how could the 'experts' have got it all so wrong?