Only 24 lectures? I want more! This is no dry, chronological recitation of events. This is a passionate, detailed and personal account of French history and culture. Some reviewers object to his political point of view. One of the things I love about France is that it is not a social faux pas to admit to having a political opinion. And it is nice to hear someone with a “far left” perspective, although he did not seem so far left to me. There are conservative historians out there. Alistair Horne, for example, who has been called “George Bush’s favorite historian” has written numerous books on French history. Inspired by this class, I just started reading Merriman’s book on the Paris Commune. Vive la France! Vive la commune!
Yote Escucho via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/18/15
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I am enjoying this. I do understand the complaints that others have made; but forewarned is forearmed I suppose. I do, at times, feel as if I'm listening to Jeff Goldblum lecturing...
tartbieel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/23/12
The other criticisms here have merit; he injects an unnecessary strong political bias into the lectures as well as relying too much on personal experience. However, there isn't much in the way of alternatives on iTunes U and I still found the lectures entertaining and informative, especially the...Read full review »
korieds via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/23/13
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