American politicians like to write heavy books, with ponderous titles. Hillary Rodham Clinton invites us to face her “Hard Choices,” John McCain tells us “Character Is Destiny,” and Mitt Romney makes “No Apology: The Case for American Greatness.”
French politicians, in contrast, let it rip. Their books come out often, and fast. They tend to be short (fewer than 200 pages), and their titles are intriguing.
Here is a sampling from this season’s list: “I Will No Longer Stay Silent,” by Claude Bartolone, president of the National Assembly (the book comes out Oct. 15, so readers will have to be patient); “The Parties Will Die ... and They Don’t Know It,” by Robert Hue, a former Communist Party leader; and in a more melancholy vein, “To Future Generations Who Will Have to Pay for Our Mistakes,” by an 84-year-old former prime minister, Michel Rocard.
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