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We’ll Always Have Paris

November 2005

. by Henry E. Mattox Humphrey Bogart intoned the inimitable words in the title, of course, in the 1941 film, “Casablanca.” They capture somehow the feeling I hold for my first post, the Paris embassy of the ‘fifties. Long, long … Read more

Is Europe Dying?

June 2005

In a thoughtful, provocative essay, the author, a theologian, posits a startling thesis: Europe is undergoing a civilizational crisis, basically depopulating itself, and after more than a century of world dominance may be headed for disaster. Why, exactly, should America … Read more

To Be Or Not to Be: A United States of Europe?

June 2005

To Be or Not To Be: A United States of Europe?Recently the French electorate, followed almost immediately by the Dutch, declined to ratify a constitution for the Brussels-based supranational European Union, an initiative that was supported in both instances by … Read more

The Flood in Lisbon

December 2003

Not all dangers faced by Foreign Service families abroad derive from the actions of humans, such as terrorist acts or wars. The author recounts the course of a natural disaster at one of her posts and the effect it had … Read more

The Nature of French Diplomacy: Reflections of American Diplomats

September 2003

What about the French, their diplomacy, their diplomats, their Government’s attitudes toward the United States? American Diplomacy is pleased to publish this ground breaking study of French diplomacy based on interviews* with American diplomats going back fifty years. — Assoc. … Read more

Return to Vienna

April 2003

The author was a U.S. Foreign Service spouse until the retirement in 1984 of her husband. Now residing in Florida, she has published a number of sketches of life abroad in this journal and in Florida Today, a weekly newspaper … Read more

The Troia Horse

December 2000

A BRAZILIAN DIPLOMAT in Lisbon first mentioned Tróia to my husband and me soon after our arrival in the late 1960s. His enthusiastic description of the place sent us there on the next springlike Sunday. My husband, Alf, had been … Read more