Art historian Joan DeJean examines how the Querelle des Anciens et des Modernes dominated cultural life in France and revolutionized not only literature, music and the fine arts, but all the decorative arts as well - from furniture and clothing to candlesticks and clocks.
At first blush, it might seem as though France and the U.S. take similar approaches to reproductive rights. But in France, abortion has moved outside the political realm and into accepted medical practice.
How about something on the impending NATO summit that's free of controversy? For the next three days, blogger John Schmidt will dish out summaries of how the peoples from the 28 countries each did their part to build Chicago.
As the presidential election in France approaches this Sunday, Socialist candidate Francois Hollande is only slightly ahead of current president and conservative party leader Nikolas Sarkozy. Sophie Meunier, co-director of the EU program at Princeton University, joins Worldview to discuss.
The 2012 Farm Bill has now opened up for debate by Congress after the bi-partisan super committee failed to reach an agreement on how to make allocated cuts to reduce the federal budget deficit. The Farm Bill began as legislation to protect farmers against risks such as drought.
France has long been a country with a reputation for some of the best food in the world. But in recent years, many critics have argued that French cuisine has lost its way.Today, there's a new generation of food-lovers hoping to reclaim France's place at the top table.