France declares national day of mourning for Giscard d'Estaing on December 9
Giscard d'Estaing governed for a single seven-year term from 1974 to 1981, when France made great strides in nuclear power, high-speed train travel and legalised abortion. The youthful statesman placed...read more.
When I was in my early 20s and naïve, and I would lament petty things to my mother, she would say, "Why don't you go back and live in Iran for two years, and then let me hear you complain." It was her attempt to... read more .