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40 years on: De Gaulle's legacy

40 years after Charles de Gaulle’s death, France’s politicians still claim they’re following in his footsteps...but what's become of France's place in the world as carved out by the strong-minded general/statesman? The France 24 debate looks back but also ahead to a world where France’s priorities and alliances are shifting.

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A debate with François Picard and guests:

Philip GOLUB, Professor of international relations and foreign affairs at Paris VIII University and the American University of Paris
Jonathan RANDALL, Journalist and former war correspondent for the Washington Post
Paul VALLET, Professor of International Relations at Sciences Po and the American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy
Dr James SHIELDS, Professor of French Politics at Aston University (by phone from Birmingham, UK)

Programme prepared by Bilal Tarabey and Perrine Desplats

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