Legion d'honneur

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Star Economist Doesn't Want France's Top Honor

Piketty says government should focus on fixing economy

(Newser) - The French economist whose 685-page Capital in the Twenty-First Century became a surprise 2014 bestseller has rejected the country's top honor, saying the government should concentrate on fixing the economy instead of giving out awards. "I refuse this nomination because I do not think it is the government'... More »

Rowling Assures French: 'Voldemort' Not a Slight

(Newser) - JK Rowling cleared up any fuss about her Harry Potter villain’s French name today, as she accepted that country’s Legion d’honneur for her contribution to the arts, Reuters reports. “I can assure you that the decision did not come from any anti-French sentiment,” Rowling said... More »

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