The 17 th Summit of the francophonie, held in Yerevan on 11 and 12 October, is dominated by the memory of Charles Aznavour, who has emerged as a major voice of the France of the Twentieth century. By his talent as by his career, Aznavour was an ambassador incomparable of the French language.

Yet, the prejudice against the francophonie remain numerous. For some, it would be out of date at the time of the Internet and the triumph of the English language version of globish. For others, it would come down to the diplomatic rituals unnecessary and expensive. For the last few…

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illustration : john to “The Point”

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