Raoul de Roussy de Sales

  • Reflections

    Further musings and words of wisdom by a French journalist and historian living the United States

  • Reflections

    Musings and words of wisdom by a French journalist and historian living the United States

  • What Makes an American?

    "To become an American is a process which resembles a conversion. It is not so much a new country that one adopts as a new creed."

  • Love in America

    "The problem of love in America seems to be the resultant of conflicting and rather unrealistic ways of approaching it.... It is as if the experience of being in love could only be one of two things: a superhuman ecstasy, the way of reaching heaven on earth and in pairs; or a psychopathic condition to be treated by specialists"  

  • Léon Blum

    An Atlantic portrait

  • Notes on the Conventions

    "I had never attended a political convention in America. As a foreign correspondent it was my duty to describe what I saw and heard in such a way that my distant readers might have a picture of the scenes I witnessed and of the atmosphere in which I found myself."

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Why Do People Love Times Square?

A filmmaker asks New Yorkers and tourists about the allure of Broadway's iconic plaza

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A Time-Lapse of Alaska's Northern Lights

The beauty of aurora borealis, as seen from America's last frontier

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What Do You Wish You Learned in College?

Ivy League academics reveal their undergrad regrets

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Famous Movies, Reimagined

From Apocalypse Now to The Lord of the Rings, this clever video puts a new spin on Hollywood's greatest hits.

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What Is a City?

Cities are like nothing else on Earth.

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